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 - Lil' Kim
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Atlantic Records

1975: Rapper and actress Lil' Kim, the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least three platinum albums, is born Kimberly Denise Jones in Brooklyn, New York. Some of her best known songs include "Get Money," "No Time," "Crush on You," "Not Tonight" and "Magic Stick."

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