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Notable Historical Events for July 11th

1776Captain James Cook begins his third voyage

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

1967Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

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

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

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

1943Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily

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)

1533Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

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Notable Birthdays on July 11th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on July 11th

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

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

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

1954Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

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

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

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

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

1867Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

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

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Notable Deaths on July 11th

1926Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

1994Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

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