► Today is Monday, July 11, the 192d day of 2011. There are 173 days left in the year.
► Today’s birthdays: Actor Tab Hunter is 80. Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes is 68. Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 64. Ventriloquist Jay Johnson is 62. Actor Bruce McGill is 61. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 61. Actor Stephen Lang is 59. Actress Mindy Sterling is 58. Actress Sela Ward is 55. Reggae singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) is 54. Singer Peter Murphy is 54. Actor Mark Lester is 53. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is 53. Singer Suzanne Vega is 52. Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 52. Actress Lisa Rinna is 48. Rock musician Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 46. Actress Debbe Dunning is 45. Actor Greg Grunberg is 45. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 44. Actor Justin Chambers is 41. Actress Leisha Hailey is 40. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 39. Pop singer Andrew Bird is 38. Country singer Scotty Emerick is 38. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 36. Rock singer Ben Gibbard is 35. Rapper Lil’ Zane is 29. Pop-jazz singer-musician Peter Cincotti is 28. Actor David Henrie is 22.
► In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree.
► In 1798, the US Marine Corps was formally reestablished by a congressional act.
► In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in New Jersey.
► In 1859, Big Ben, the bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
► In 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early began an abortive invasion of Washington, D.C., turning back the next day.
► In 1952, the Republican National Convention nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
► In 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird’’ by Harper Lee was published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
► In 1979, the abandoned US space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
► In 1989, actor Laurence Olivier died in Steyning, West Sussex, England, at
► In 2001, the Senate joined the House in voting to bar coal mining and oil and gas drilling on pristine federally protected land in the West, dealing a fresh blow to President George W. Bush’s energy production plans.
► In 2006, eight bombs hit the commuter rail network during evening rush hour in Mumbai, killing more than 200 people.