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
After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in the Old St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death.
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.
First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
A Boeing 737 crashes into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.
Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
Who were born on July 11?
Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress (d. 2005)
Jean-Guy Talbot, French Canadian ice hockey player
Beverly Todd American actress
Lisa Rinna, American actress
Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham) (d. 2008)
Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
Tanith Belbin, Canadian/American ice dancer
Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
Connor Paolo, American actor
Mona Barthel, German tennis player
Who died on July 11?
King Rudolph II of Burgundy
King Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer (b. 1715)
Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
León de Greiff, Colombian poet (b. 1895)
Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek writer, translator and publications manager (b. 1943)
Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1965)
Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)
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