On this day: July 11

POSTED: 9:33 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 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 - Skylab
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NASA

1979: America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

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