The Week in History: July 10-14

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

July 10

1934: AL won the 2nd ever All-Star game 9-7
1985: Coca-Cola switched back to the old formula for Coke
2002: Venus Williams and Tiger Woods won at the 10th ESPY Awards
2012: NL won the 83rd All-Star game 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City

July 11

1914: Red Sox defeated Cleveland 4-3 in Babe Ruth’s pitching debut
1931: Phillies fell 23-8 to NY Giants
1960: Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” was first published
2012: Phoenix Suns traded Steve Nash to the LA Lakers

July 12

1882: Washington D.C. was home to the first completed ocean pier in the US
1901: Cy Young won his 300th game
1933: First minimum wage law was passed by Congress (33 cents an hour)
1996: Michael Jordan signed a 1-yr NBA contract worth $25 million

July 13

1900: Phillies defeated Pittsburgh 23-8
1934: Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run while playing against Detroit
1982: Cincinnati Reds’ Dave Conception was named All-Star MVP
2011: Dirk Nowitzki and Lindsey Vonn won at the 19th ESPY Awards

July 14

1891: Corkboard was patented by John T Smith
1951: A horse race was the first sporting event to be televised in color
1968: Brave’s Hank Aaron hit his 500th home run
1992: Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr. was named All-Star MVP

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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