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What happened on July 11? There are more than 299 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 11

July 11 In HistoryJuly 11 is the 192nd day of the year 2018. There are 173 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 28th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Kirkman, Iowa 51547 sunrise occured at 10:58 AM and sunset occured at 01:57 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 209 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For July 11

  • 472
    After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in the Old St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death.
  • 911
    Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
  • 1302
    Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France’s royal army.
  • 1346
    Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1405
    Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
  • 1476
    Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
  • 1576
    Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
  • 1616
    Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 1735
    Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
  • 1740
    Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
  • 1750
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1776
    Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1789
    Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
  • 1796
    The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
  • 1798
    The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1801
    French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
  • 1804
    A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
  • 1833
    Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
  • 1848
    Waterloo railway station in London opens.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
  • 1882
    The British Mediterranean fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
  • 1889
    Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
  • 1893
    A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • 1893
    The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • 1895
    The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists.
  • 1897
    Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
  • 1906
    The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.
  • 1914
    Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.
  • 1919
    The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.
  • 1920
    In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany
  • 1921
    A truce is called in the Irish War of Independence; see Irish calendar.
  • 1921
    Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
  • 1921
    The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
  • 1922
    The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • 1930
    Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.
  • 1936
    The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943
    Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
  • 1947
    The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
  • 1950
    Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
  • 1957
    Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismaili worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
  • 1960
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1960
    Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
  • 1962
    First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
  • 1971
    Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
  • 1972
    The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
  • 1973
    Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
  • 1977
    Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 1978
    Los Alfaques Disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
  • 1979
    America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • 1983
    A Boeing 737 crashes into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
  • 1987
    According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 1991
    A Nationair DC-8 crashes during an emergency landing at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing 261.
  • 1995
    A Cubana de Aviación Antonov An-24 crashes into the Caribbean off southeast Cuba killing 44 people.
  • 2006
    209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
  • 2011
    Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.

Who Were Born On July 11?

  • 154
    Bardaisan, Syriac gnostic (d. 222)
  • 1274
    Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (d. 1329)
  • 1366
    Anne of Bohemia, consort of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
  • 1561
    Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
  • 1603
    Kenelm Digby, English privateer (d. 1665)
  • 1628
    Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1657
    King Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
  • 1662
    Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
  • 1709
    Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)
  • 1723
    Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
  • 1751
    Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
  • 1754
    Thomas Bowdler, English physician and censor (d. 1825)
  • 1767
    John Quincy Adams, American politician, 8th United States Secretary of State & 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
  • 1826
    Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
  • 1832
    Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
  • 1836
    Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (d. 1896)
  • 1846
    Léon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • 1850
    Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
  • 1851
    Millie and Christine McCoy, Conjoined twins (d. 1912)
  • 1864
    Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
  • 1866
    Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
  • 1882
    Jim White, discoverer of Carlsbad Caverns (d. 1946)
  • 1886
    Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1888
    Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and political theorist (d. 1985)
  • 1892
    Thomas Mitchell, American film actor and screenwriter (d. 1962)
  • 1895
    Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1897
    Eugene “Bull” Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
  • 1899
    E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985)
  • 1903
    Rudolf Abel, Soviet intelligence officer (d. 1971)
  • 1903
    Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1904
    Niño Ricardo, Spanish flamenco guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1906
    Herbert Wehner, German politician (d. 1990)
  • 1910
    Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    William F. Walsh, American politician (d. 2011)
  • 1913
    Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1916
    Alexander Mikhaylovich Prokhorov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1916
    Gough Whitlam, 21st Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1916
    Reg Varney, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Venetia Burney, namer of the dwarf planet Pluto (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    James von Brunn, perpetrator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (d. 1985)
  • 1921
    Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    Richard Pipes, American historian
  • 1924
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1925
    Nicolai Gedda, Swedish tenor
  • 1926
    Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1929
    Chuck Rio, Musician (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    David Kelly, Irish actor
  • 1929
    Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1931
    Tab Hunter, American actor
  • 1931
    Thurston Harris, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1931
    Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1932
    Jean-Guy Talbot, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1934
    Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer
  • 1935
    Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
  • 1935
    Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician (d. 2011)
  • 1937
    Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • 1938
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, American feminist scholar and historian
  • 1940
    Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • 1941
    Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1943
    Howard Gardner, American Psychologist
  • 1943
    Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1943
    Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney
  • 1943
    Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (d. 1983)
  • 1944
    Myra Gale Brown, former wife of cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1945
    Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
  • 1946
    Beverly Todd American actress
  • 1946
    Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
  • 1947
    Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • 1949
    Liona Boyd, English-born musician
  • 1949
    Tom Emanski, American baseball instructionalist
  • 1950
    Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • 1950
    Bruce McGill, American actor
  • 1950
    J. R. Morgan, British classical scholar
  • 1950
    Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • 1951
    Ed Ott, American Baseball player
  • 1951
    Robert R. McCammon, American horror novelist
  • 1952
    Bill Barber, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952
    John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • 1953
    Angélica Aragón, Mexican actress
  • 1953
    Bramwell Tovey, English-born conductor and composer
  • 1953
    Ivan Toms, South African physician
  • 1953
    Leon Spinks, American former boxer
  • 1953
    Maureen Cathryn Harriet “Cats” Falck, Swedish television journalist
  • 1953
    Mindy Sterling, American actress
  • 1953
    Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mexican actress, director and producer
  • 1953
    Paul Weiland, English director, writer and producer
  • 1953
    Peter Brown, American singer, songwriter and producer
  • 1953
    Samuel Russell Hinds, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 1953
    Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India
  • 1953
    Wu Shu-chen, wife of former President Chen Shui-bian of the Republic of China
  • 1954
    Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1955
    Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (d. 2010)
  • 1956
    Sela Ward, American actress
  • 1957
    Michael Rose, Jamaican musician (Black Uhuru)
  • 1957
    Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • 1958
    Andrew Gilbert-Scott, British racing driver
  • 1958
    Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1959
    Dave Bennett, English footballer
  • 1959
    Richie Sambora, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1959
    Suzanne Vega, American singer
  • 1960
    David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • 1962
    Gaetan Duchesne, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1962
    Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
  • 1963
    Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Lisa Rinna, American actress
  • 1964
    Craig Charles, English actor
  • 1964
    Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1965
    Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1965
    Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1965
    Tony Cottee, English footballer
  • 1966
    Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • 1966
    Kentaro Miura, Japanese manga artist
  • 1966
    Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • 1966
    Rod Strickland, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Andy Ashby, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Donne Wall, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • 1968
    Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham) (d. 2008)
  • 1968
    Esera Tuaolo, American football player
  • 1968
    Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • 1969
    David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • 1970
    Justin Chambers, American actor
  • 1971
    Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • 1972
    Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • 1972
    Michael Rosenbaum, American actor
  • 1972
    Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • 1973
    Andrew Bird, American musician
  • 1973
    Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • 1974
    Alanas Chošnau, Lithuanian singer and songwriter
  • 1974
    André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
  • 1974
    Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1975
    Lil' Kim, American rapper
  • 1975
    Nadya Suleman, American mother of octuplets
  • 1975
    Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • 1975
    Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • 1975
    Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1975
    Willie Anderson, American football player
  • 1976
    Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • 1977
    Brandon Short, American football player
  • 1978
    Jeff Rich, Sports Talk Radio Personality
  • 1978
    Massimiliano Rosolino, Italian swimmer
  • 1979
    Lauris Reiniks, Latvian singer
  • 1979
    Raio Piiroja, Estonian footballer
  • 1980
    Im Su-jeong, South Korean model and actress
  • 1980
    TJ Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Andre Johnson, American football player
  • 1981
    Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
  • 1982
    Chris Cooley, American football player
  • 1982
    Lil' Zane, American rapper
  • 1983
    Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
  • 1983
    Kellie Shirley, British actress
  • 1983
    Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
  • 1983
    Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
  • 1983
    Peter Cincotti, American singer-songwriter
  • 1984
    Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
  • 1984
    Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
  • 1984
    Tanith Belbin, Canadian/American ice dancer
  • 1984
    Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1985
    Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
  • 1985
    Robert Adamson, American actor
  • 1986
    Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • 1986
    Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • 1987
    Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
  • 1989
    David Henrie, American actor
  • 1989
    Liel Kolet, Israeli singer
  • 1990
    Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
  • 1990
    Connor Paolo, American actor
  • 1990
    George Craig, English singer (One Night Only)
  • 1990
    Mona Barthel, German tennis player
  • 1993
    Rebecca Bross, Gymnast
  • 1995
    Tyler Medeiros, Canadian singer

Who Died On July 11?

  • 472
    Anthemius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
  • 937
    King Rudolph II of Burgundy
  • 969
    Olga of Kiev
  • 1174
    King Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
  • 1183
    Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
  • 1302
    Robert II of Artois, French soldier (b. 1250)
  • 1535
    Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (b. 1484)
  • 1581
    Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1593
    Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
  • 1679
    William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1688
    King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
  • 1766
    Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
  • 1774
    Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer (b. 1715)
  • 1775
    Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1797
    Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • 1806
    James Smith, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1719)
  • 1825
    Thomas P. Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
  • 1844
    Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • 1905
    Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and islamic modernist (b. 1849)
  • 1909
    Simon Newcomb, American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • 1920
    Empress Eugénie de Montijo of France (b. 1826)
  • 1929
    Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1936
    James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1937
    George Gershwin, American composer (b. 1898)
  • 1959
    Charlie Parker, English cricketer (b. 1882)
  • 1966
    Delmore Schwartz, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1967
    Guy Favreau, Québécois, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • 1971
    John W. Campbell, American writer and editor (b. 1910)
  • 1971
    Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1974
    Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1976
    León de Greiff, Colombian poet (b. 1895)
  • 1979
    Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1983
    Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • 1987
    Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • 1987
    Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • 1989
    Sir Laurence Olivier, acclaimed English stage and screen actor (b. 1907)
  • 1991
    Hitoshi Igarashi, English-Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses (b. 1947)
  • 1994
    Gary Kildall, American computer programmer (b. 1942)
  • 1994
    Savannah, American porn star (b. 1970)
  • 1998
    Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek writer, translator and publications manager (b. 1943)
  • 1999
    Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 2000
    Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • 2000
    Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Gaspare di Mercurio, Italian doctor and author (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • 2004
    Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Don Starr, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2005
    Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2006
    Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • 2007
    Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2008
    Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
  • 2009
    Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2009
    Go Mi-Young, South Korean female mountaineer (b. 1967)
  • 2009
    Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b. 1911)
  • 2010
    Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)
  • 2010
    Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Rob Grill, American lead singer, songwriter and bass guitarist (b. 1943)


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