On this day: July 11

Posted: 11:33 AM EDT Jul 09, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 11, 2015

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 - Tommy Ramone
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2014: Tommy Ramone, the founding drummer and last surviving original member of the punk rock band the Ramones, dies at age 65 at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, he played with the band for the first four years of its existence, appearing on the first three Ramones' records. He wrote "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and the majority of "Blitzkrieg Bop" for the Ramones and also co-produced several of the band's albums.


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