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 193rd day of the year 2024 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, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,677,600 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 ‘hectaenneacontatrigon’ day.

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 202 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 4,220 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 11 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1914
    Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.
  • 1919
    The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.
  • 1921
    A truce is called in the Irish War of Independence; see Irish calendar.
  • 1921
    The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 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?

  • 1846
    Léon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • 1906
    Herbert Wehner, German politician (d. 1990)
  • 1916
    Reg Varney, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Chuck Rio, Musician (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Bramwell Tovey, English-born conductor and composer
  • 1957
    Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • 1963
    Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Andrew Bird, American musician
  • 1975
    Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • 1990
    Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player

Who died on July 11?

  • 937
    King Rudolph II of Burgundy
  • 1806
    James Smith, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1719)
  • 1905
    Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and islamic modernist (b. 1849)
  • 1966
    Delmore Schwartz, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Hitoshi Igarashi, English-Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses (b. 1947)
  • 1994
    Savannah, American porn star (b. 1970)
  • 2006
    John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • 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)

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