A look back at the week in history
July 11, 1987 World population reaches the 5 billion mark, according to United Nations data.
July 12, 1804 Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary, dies after being shot in a duel with political adversary Vice President Aaron Burr.
July 13, 1930 Play begins in soccer’s first World Cup held in Montevideo, Uruguay.
July 16, 2004 Chicago Mayor Richard Daley opens Millennium Park, a modern architectural landmark.
July 17, 1955 Disneyland, Walt Disney’s $17 million theme park, opens in Anaheim, Calif.