July 11 is the 192nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 173 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 11th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 11th in history!
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- World Population Day
- National Blueberry Muffin Day
- Cheer Up the Lonely Day
- International Town Criers Day
What Happened On This Day – July 11
2010: FIFA World Cup Final is held in Johannesburg, South Africa
The Netherlands and Spain fought out for the prestigious football trophy. Spain won the match 1-0 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
2006: Mumbai train bombings
Over 200 people were killed and about 700 people were injured in a series of bombings on Mumbai city trains.
1960: To Kill a Mockingbird is first published as Atticus
Harper Lee’s classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning book is about racial inequality during the Great Depression.
1914: Major League Baseball debut of Babe Ruth
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr., one of the world’s most well-known professional baseball player started his major league baseball career with the Boston Red Sox.
1880: Joseph Swan invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.
Joaquin Guzman escaped from a security prison in Mexico through a tunnel he constructed from his cell.
Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro published his memoir on the molecular content of gases.
1804: A duel between two leading American politicians claims the life of one
United States Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton ended a life-long feud with a duel. Hamilton was fatally wounded and died the next day.
1945: Members of the German Volkssturm. Berlin 1945.
1943: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ca. 1943
1923: Albert Einstein delivering his Nobel lecture to the Nordic Assembly of Naturalists at Gothenburg, July 11, 1923
On 1863: July 11th, 1863, Federal troops launch the first attack on Morris Island during the siege of Fort Wagner. Brig. Gen. Quincy Gillmore was put in charge of capturing Charleston, guarded by the fort.
Births On This Day, July 11
1986: Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
1975: Lil’ Kim, American rapper, actress
1916: Gough Whitlam, Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia
1767: John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States
1274: Robert the Bruce, Scottish king
Kentaro Sakaguchi was born.
Lisa Rinna was born.
Yul Brynner was born.
Deaths On This Day, July 11
2010: Bob Sheppard, American sportscaster
2007: Lady Bird Johnson, American wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 38th First Lady of the United States
1998: Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek writer, translator
1989: Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, producer
472: Anthemius, Roman Emperor
Laurence Olivier died.
Simon Newcomb died.
Satoru Iwata died.