Wednesday, July 11, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

JULY 11

 1977:President Jimmy Carter presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, to Coretta Scott King, on behalf of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr. Carter calls King "the conscience of his generation." He presents another Medal of Freedom to Jonas Salk, M.D., whose vaccine helped eradicate polio in the United States.

1914: Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball, pitching for the Red Sox in their 4-3 win against Cleveland at Fenway Park in Boston.

1955: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill, introduced by Rep. Charles Bennett of Florida, requiring the printing of "In God We Trust" on all U.S. currency.



1975:Chinese archaeologists unearth the "Terra-Cotta Army"

1922:The Hollywood Bowl opens
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