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 192nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 28, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,046,720 minutes 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 ‘hectaenneacontadigon’ 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 198 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 2,393 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 11 Historical Events
Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
Waterloo railway station in London opens.
Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.
World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
Who were born on July 11?
Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
Venetia Burney, namer of the dwarf planet Pluto (d. 2009)
Harold Bloom, American literary critic
Tab Hunter, American actor
Thurston Harris, American singer (d. 1990)
Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
Jeff Rich, Sports Talk Radio Personality
Tanith Belbin, Canadian/American ice dancer
Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
Who died on July 11?
Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
James Smith, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1719)
Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and islamic modernist (b. 1849)
Simon Newcomb, American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)
Charlie Parker, English cricketer (b. 1882)
Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
Go Mi-Young, South Korean female mountaineer (b. 1967)
Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)
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