The Week in History: July 9-13

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 9

1893: The first open heart surgery with out anesthesia was performed by Daniel Williams
1947: England’s Princess Elizabeth (now Queen) became in engaged to Lt. Philip Mountbatten
1963: San Francisco Giants’ Willie Mays was named the All-Star MVP
1980: Disney’s “Fox & The Hound” opened in theaters

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

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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