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this day in Herstory
7/11/2012 - DB Metzger

The Burr/ Hamilton duel takes place and the US Marines are created.  It's the opening of Jesus Christ Superstar (the play) in Pittsburgh and the day George Gershwin passed. The Supremes make the pop charts for the first time and it's the birthday of the first Drew Barrymore, of the famous Barrymore family.

1798 The US Marine Corps is created by an act of Congress

1754 Thomas Bowdler (a famous prude is born. Founder of the Society Against Vice Most famous for expurgating Shakespeare.

1804 Vice president Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel

1936 the Triborough Bridge opens site includes tolls and access roads. Now renamed the Robert F. Kennedy bridge.

1937 George Gershwin composer (American in Paris), dies at 38

1954 First White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss. Remember Ross Barnett?

1955 congress authorizes currency to include "god we trust." Do you know what it replaced? "E Pluribus Unum" Latin for (from many, one)

1964 the Supremes enter the pop charts for the first time with "Where did our love go."

1971 Jesus Christ Superstar, which started out as a pop album opens on stage in Pittsburgh.

1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara

Notable Birthdays

1819 Susan Bogert Warner (writer)

1854 Georgiana Emma Drew Barrymore (actress)

1871 Edith Rickert (writer, educator, philologist)

Quote for Today

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about -- the more you have left when anything happens.



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