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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

1934FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal

1930Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

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

1892US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

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

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

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

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

1776Captain James Cook begins his third voyage

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

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

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

1934Giorgio Armani, Piacenza Italy, fashion designer (American Gigolo)

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

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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

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

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

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

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

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 11th

1926Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

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

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