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Nowadays is Sunday, July 11, the 192nd working day of 2021. There are 173 times still left in the 12 months.

On July 11, 1995, the U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET’-sah) in Bosnia-Herzegovina fell to Bosnian Serb forces, who then carried out the killings of more than 8,000 Muslim adult men and boys.

In 1798, the U.S. Maritime Corps was formally re-proven by a congressional act that also developed the U.S. Marine Band.

In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded previous Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton for the duration of a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died the subsequent working day.)

In 1859, Large Ben, the excellent bell inside of the famous London clock tower, chimed for the 1st time.

In 1936, New York City’s Triborough Bridge (now officially the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) linking Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx was opened to targeted traffic.

In 1955, the U.S. Air Force Academy swore in its to start with course of cadets at its temporary quarters at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado.

In 1960, the novel “To Eliminate a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was very first posted by J.B. Lippincott and Co.

In 1966, the activity present “The Newlywed Recreation,” hosted by Bob Eubanks, premiered on ABC-Television.

In 1972, the Planet Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union started play in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fischer won soon after 21 game titles.)

In 1979, the abandoned U.S. area station Skylab made a magnificent return to Earth, burning up in the ambiance and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

In 1989, actor and director Laurence Olivier died in Steyning, West Sussex, England, at age 82.

In 1991, a Nigeria Airways DC-8 carrying Muslim pilgrims crashed at the Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, worldwide airport, killing all 261 people today on board.

In 1995, the United States normalized relations with Vietnam.

Ten several years in the past: Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged by accusations that two additional of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privateness violations. So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo) won the U.S. Women’s Open up, defeating fellow South Korean Hee Kyung Website positioning (soh) by 3 pictures in a a few-hole playoff.

5 years ago: Protection Secretary Ash Carter announced that the United States would send 560 a lot more troops to Iraq to change a freshly retaken air base into a staging hub for a extended-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants. 

A single calendar year ago: In Portland, Oregon, where by nightly protests considering that the loss of life of George Floyd in Minneapolis experienced regularly turned violent, a protester was hospitalized in essential situation just after remaining hit in the head by a round fired by a federal law enforcement officer. (Video clips confirmed that Donavan LaBella had been standing with both equally arms in the air, keeping a big speaker, across the avenue from the federal courthouse when he was strike.) 

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Susan Seaforth Hayes is 78. Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 74. Ventriloquist-actor Jay Johnson is 72. Actor Bruce McGill is 71. Actor Stephen Lang is 69. Actor Mindy Sterling is 68. Actor Sela Ward is 65. Reggae singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) is 64. Singer Peter Murphy is 64. Actor Mark Lester is 63. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is 63. Singer Suzanne Vega is 62.