On this day: July 11

POSTED: 08:33 AM PDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 10, 2014 

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.

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2006: A total of 209 people are killed in a series of seven train bomb blasts in Mumbai, India. The attacks, which also injured another 700 people, were carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba and Students Islamic Movement of India, according to Mumbai authorities.


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