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What Happened on July 11th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Richard Branson becomes the first civilian to be launched into space via his Virgin Galactic spacecraft.
2021 Italy defeats England in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final to win their second European title.
2015 Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from the maximum security Altiplano prison in Mexico, his second escape.
2011 Ninety-eight containers of explosives self-detonate killing 13 people in Zygi, Cyprus.
2010 The Islamist militia group Al-Shabaab carried out multiple suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, killing 74 people and injuring 85 others.
2010 Spain defeat the Netherlands to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg.
2006 Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
1995 Yugoslav Wars: Srebrenica massacre begins; lasts until 22 July.
1991 Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew on board.
1990 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
1983 A TAME airline Boeing 737–200 crashes near Cuenca, Ecuador, killing all 119 passengers and crew on board.
1982 The Italy National Football Team defeats West Germany at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to capture the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
1979 America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1978 Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
1977 Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1973 Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking in airplane lavatories.
1972 The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
1971 Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
1962 First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1962 Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
1960 France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso) and Niger.
1960 Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1960 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
1957 Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
1950 Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
1947 The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
1943 Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak.
1943 World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
1941 The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.
1940 World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.
1936 The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
1934 Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.
1924 Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on a Sunday.
1922 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1921 A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.
1921 The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.
1921 Former president of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
1920 In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.
1919 The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
1914 Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
1914 USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.
1906 Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
1899 Fiat founded by Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, Italy.
1897 Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon.
1893 The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kōkichi Mikimoto.
1893 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya takes over state power in Nicaragua.
1889 Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
1882 The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
1848 Waterloo railway station in London opens.
1836 The Fly-fisher's Entomology is published by Alfred Ronalds. The book transformed the sport and went to many editions.
1833 Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
1804 A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
1801 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
1798 The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
1796 The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1789 Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
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.
1616 Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1576 While exploring the North Atlantic Ocean in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage, Martin Frobisher sights Greenland, mistaking it for the hypothesized (but non-existent) island of "Frisland".
1476 Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
1410 Ottoman Interregnum: Süleyman Çelebi defeats his brother Musa Çelebi outside the Ottoman capital, Edirne.
1405 Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1346 Charles IV, Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, is elected King of the Romans.
1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch): A coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's royal army.
1174 Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.
911 Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
813 Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).
472 After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.
Famous People Born on July 11

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Year Name
1931 Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018)
1947 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
1929 Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 2006)
1927 Chris Leonard, English footballer (d. 1987)
1903 Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (d. 1971)
1826 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and author (d. 1871)
1987 Shigeaki Kato, Japanese singer
1986 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
1966 Rod Strickland, American basketball player and coach
1967 Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer
Famous People Deaths On July 11

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Date Name
1929 Billy Mosforth, English footballer and engraver (b. 1857)
1581 Peder Skram, Danish admiral and politician (b. 1503)
1967 Guy Favreau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1917)
1451 Barbara of Cilli, Slovenian noblewoman
1971 John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
2006 Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
472 Anthemius, Roman emperor (b. 420)
2000 Pedro Mir, Dominican lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1913)
1905 Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1849)
1535 Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1484)