Events, July 11th

July 11th:

1804 – The United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton (subject of the musical “Hamilton”), was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.

1946 – Dean Martin recorded his first four songs.

1962 – The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.

1967 – Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition. Rogers had left the New Christy Minstrels.

1977 – The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.

1979 – The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia. (Image Courtesy of wikipedia.org)

1985 – Dr. H. Harlan Stone announced that he had used zippers for stitches on 28 patients. The zippers were used when he thought he may have to re-operate.

1985 – Nolan Ryan (of the Houston Astros) became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

2008 – Apple released the iPhone 3G.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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