On July 11…

1767 – John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), MA.

1804 – Vice-President Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton to death in a duel over a long-standing personal and political argument.

1899 – Author E.B. White (Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, Is Sex Necessary?, The Elements of Style) was born in Mount Vernon, NY.

1914 – Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1920 – Actor Yul Brynner (Taidje Khan; The King and I, The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, Anastasia, The Brothers Karamazov, Futureworld, Westworld) was born in Vladivostok, Russia.

1934 – President Franklin Roosevelt appointed the first commissioners to the newly created Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

1979 – Parts of Skylab, America’s first space station, crashed into Australia and the Indian Ocean, five years after its last mission ended.

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