July 11, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History

 
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In 1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII.

In 1804: Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken, N.J.

In 1864: Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began an invasion of Washington, D.C., turning back the next day.

In 1952: The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.

In 1977: The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.


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