What happened this day in history July 11

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

  • 911
    Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
  • 1848
    Waterloo railway station in London opens.
  • 1889
    Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
  • 1893
    A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • 1919
    The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
  • 1971
    Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
  • 1973
    Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
  • 1979
    America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • 2011
    Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.

Who were born on July 11?

  • 1628
    Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1918
    Venetia Burney, namer of the dwarf planet Pluto (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1931
    Tab Hunter, American actor
  • 1931
    Thurston Harris, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1966
    Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • 1975
    Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1978
    Jeff Rich, Sports Talk Radio Personality
  • 1984
    Tanith Belbin, Canadian/American ice dancer
  • 1986
    Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer

Who died on July 11?

  • 1581
    Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1766
    Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
  • 1806
    James Smith, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1719)
  • 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)
  • 1959
    Charlie Parker, English cricketer (b. 1882)
  • 2007
    Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Go Mi-Young, South Korean female mountaineer (b. 1967)
  • 2010
    Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)

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