11 July

11 July

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

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

Historic Events

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.

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

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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