What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on July 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 11 is the 193rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 28, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,594,425,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontatrigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 216 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,759 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 11 Historical Events

  • 1776
    Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1789
    Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
  • 1897
    Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
  • 1922
    The Hollywood Bowl opens.

Who were born on July 11?

  • 1920
    James von Brunn, perpetrator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1952
    John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • 1971
    Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • 1995
    Tyler Medeiros, Canadian singer

Who died on July 11?

  • 1905
    Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and islamic modernist (b. 1849)
  • 1979
    Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1998
    Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek writer, translator and publications manager (b. 1943)
  • 2004
    Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1965)

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