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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
Yul Brynner
Tab Hunter
Giorgio Armani
Sela Ward
Suzanne Vega
Richie Sambora
Lil" Kim
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