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On this day: July 11

POSTED: 11:33 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 11 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.

OTD July 11 - Arturo Gatti
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2009: Italian-Canadian boxer Arturo Gatti, who won world championships designated by two different boxing boards in two different weight classes, is found dead in a hotel room in Ipojuca, Brazil, at age 37. Gatti, an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, compiled a career record of 40 wins (31 by knockout) and nine losses. The Brazilian authorities initially ruled Gatti's death a homicide, with his widow initially arrested in connection with his death, but after further studies ruled it was a suicide.

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