On this day: July 11

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:33:52 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.

OTD July 11 - William Howard Taft
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1921: Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as the 10th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both a president and chief justice.

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