July 11, 2014
Today is Friday July 11, 2014
187 day of 2014, 168 remaining
Sunrise: 5:57 am
Sunset: 8:32 pm
14 hours and 35 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 7:49 p.m.
Moon set: 5:14 a..m.
Special Celebrations today:
Today is National Blueberry muffin Day, Vegetarian Food Day, Cheer up the Lonely Day, World Population Day and National Mojito Day.
On this day in...
1804: The United States first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton was killed by the Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.
1914: Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.
1934: The first appointments to the newly created Federal Communications Commission were made.
1962: The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar 1 satellite.
1979: The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1985: Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career.
2008: Apple released the iPhone 3G.
If today is your birthday, you share it with:
John Quincy Adams
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