This Day in History: July 11
Before you shop your heart out and get a brain freeze, I give to you Downright Ultimate’s first history lesson:
Charlotte Cooper beat Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport! #girlpower
Babe Ruth made his debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3.
Franklin Roosevelt announced that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
The US Medal of Freedom was awarded to Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta King accepted the medal on behalf of her late husband.
Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846. What a time to be alive……
“I think I’m a trivia nerd. I love to learn about everything. I’m curious.” – Adam Rodriguez
Check out Onthisday.com and history.com for more “this day in history” trivia.
Never stop learning! #becomingultimate
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