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A lot of babies were born on July 11, and a small number of them would have been born at either 7:11 a.m. or 7:11 p.m. But how many were born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. and weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces? At least one girl was, J’Aime Brown, born to Rachel Langford in St. Louis. Upon hearing the news, the convenience chain 7-Eleven pledged $7,111 to J’Aime’s college fund.