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July 11


1804   In a duel, Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury.

1914   Babe Ruth plays in his first Major league baseball game.

1921   Former US President William Howard Taft sworn becomes the 10th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. He is the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

1955   The phrase In God We Trust is added to all US currency.

1960   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.

1987   The world population hits 5 billion people.

Famous Birthdays:

1767   John Quincy Adams (US President)

1899   E.B. White (Author of Charlotte's Web)

1934   Giorgio Armani (Fashion designer)

1959   Richie Sambora (Musician with Bon Jovi)

1963   Lisa Rinna (Actress)

1975   Lil Kim (Rapper)

1981   Andre Johnson (Football Player)

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