THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Tuesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2017. There are 173 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1804: Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, N.J.
1955: The U.S. Air Force Academy swore in its first class of cadets at its temporary quarters at Lowry Air Force Base.
1960: The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
IN THE WORLD
1979: The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actor Bruce McGill is 67. Actress Mindy Sterling is 64. Boxer Leon Spinks is 64. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 50. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 42. Rapper Lil’ Zane is 35.