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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

2012Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

195017th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

1985Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

1914Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

1811Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.

1533Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

1776Captain James Cook begins his third voyage

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

1977US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

1953Leon Spinks, St. Louis Missouri, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)

1899E. B. White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), (d. 1985)

1767John Quincy Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829)

1959Richie Sambora, Perth Amboy, NJ, guitarist, (Bon Jovi), boyfriend of Cher & Heather Locklear

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Notable Weddings on July 11th

1955"Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Spreckles

1976Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

1877Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

1980Actor Michael Biehn (23) weds actress Carlene Olson (25)

1976Singer and actor Frank Sinatra (60) marries 4th wife Barbara Marx (45)

2009Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

1960Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

1895Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

July 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 11th

1957Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

1926Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

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