This day in history

Thursday, July 11, is the 192d day of 2013. There are 173 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Tab Hunter is 82. Actor Bruce McGill is 63. Boxer Leon Spinks is 60. Actress Sela Ward is 57. Singer Suzanne Vega is 54. Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 54. Rock musician Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 48. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 46. Pop-rock singer Andrew Bird is 40. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 38.

In 1533, Pope Clement VII issued a bull of excommunication against England’s King Henry VIII for the annulment of the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to second wife Anne Boleyn.


In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree.

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In 1798, the US Marine Corps was formally re-established by a congressional act.

In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton during a duel in Weehawken, N.J.

In 1937, American composer George Gershwin, 38, died in Los Angeles of a brain tumor.

In 1952, the Republican National Convention, in Chicago, nominated Dwight Eisenhower for president and Richard Nixon for vice president.


In 1960, the novel ‘‘To Kill a Mockingbird’’ by Harper Lee was first published.