11 July

11 July

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!

Global Celebrations

  • World Population Day
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • International Town Criers Day

Historic Events

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.

1945: Members of the German Volkssturm. Berlin 1945.

Members of the German Volkssturm. Berlin 1945.

1943: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ca. 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

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.

Storming Fort Wagner Library of Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Kentaro Sakaguchi was born.
  • Lisa Rinna was born.
  • Yul Brynner was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

• Laurence Olivier died.
• Simon Newcomb died.
• Satoru Iwata died.


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