Today is Monday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2022. There are 173 days left for the year.
Today’s highlights in history:
On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a gun duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died the next day.)
In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally reinstated by an Act of Congress that also created the U.S. Marine Corps.
In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell of the famous London Clock Tower, rang for the first time.
In 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early began an aborted invasion of Washington, DC, retreating the next day.
In 1914, Babe Ruth made her Major League Baseball debut, throwing the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.
In 1955, the U.S. Air Force Academy swore its first class of cadets to its temporary quarters at the Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado.
In 1972, the World Chess Championship opened when Grand Master Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began playing in Reykjavík, Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.)
In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning in the atmosphere and dragging debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
In 1989, actor and director Laurence Olivier died in Steyning, West Sussex, England, at the age of 82.
In 1991, a DC-8 of Nigeria Airways carrying Muslim pilgrims crashed at Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 people on board.
In 1995, the UN-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET’-sah) in Bosnia and Herzegovina fell into the hands of Bosnian Serb forces, who later killed more than 8,000 men and children. Muslims. The United States normalized relations with Vietnam.
In 2006, eight bombs hit a network of commuter trains during rush hour in Mumbai, India, killing more than 200 people.
In 2020, President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital; it was the first time he was seen in public with a.
Ten years ago: without bowing to a skeptical NAACP crowd in Houston, Republican Mitt Romney declared he would do more for African Americans than Barack Obama, the country’s first black president. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades.
Five years ago: The emails posted by Donald Trump Jr. they revealed that before meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign they had told him that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Hillary Clinton. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough announced he was leaving the Republican Party, in part because of his loyalty to President Donald Trump. Seattle’s Robinson Cano hit homers in front of Cubs player Wade Davis at the head of the 10th inning and the American League beat the National League 2-1 in the All-Star game.
A year ago: Billionaire Richard Branson launched into space aboard his own winged rocket over the New Mexico desert, defeating rival Jeff Bezos and bringing astrotourism one step closer to reality. Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with his 20th Grand Slam title, beating Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. Actor Charlie Robinson, best known for his longtime role as court clerk Mac Robinson in the comedy “Night Court,” died in Los Angeles at age 75.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Susan Seaforth Hayes is 79 years old. Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 75 years old. Ventriloquist actor Jay Johnson is 73 years old. Actor Bruce McGill is 72 years old. Actor Stephen Lang is 70 years old. Actor Mindy Sterling is 69 years old. Actor Sela Ward is 66 years old. Reggae singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) is 65 years old. Singer Peter Murphy is 65 years old. Actor Mark Lester is 64 years old. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is 64 years old. Singer Suzanne Vega is 63 years old. Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 63 years old. Actor Lisa Rinna is 59 years old. Rock musician Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 57 years old. Actor Debbe (correct) Dunning is 56 years old. Actor Greg Grunberg is 56 years old. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 55 years old. Actor Justin Chambers is 52 years old. Actor Leisha Hailey is 51 years old. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 50 years old. Pop-rock singer Andrew Bird is 49 years old. Country singer Scotty Emerick is 49 years old. Rapper Lil ‘Kim is 48 years old. The United States Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, is 47 years old. Actor Jon Wellner is 47 years old. Rapper Lil ‘Zane is 41 years old. Pop-jazz singer and musician Peter Cincotti is 39 years old. Actor Serinda Swan is 38 years old. Actor Robert Adamson is 37 years old. Auto or David Henrie is 33 years old. Actor Connor Paolo is 32 years old. Extennist Caroline Wozniacki is 32 years old. R & B / pop singer Alessia Cara is 26 years old.