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 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

  • 472
    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.
  • 1616
    Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 1789
    Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
  • 1930
    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.
  • 1962
    First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
  • 1972
    The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
  • 1979
    America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • 1983
    A Boeing 737 crashes into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
  • 1987
    According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

Who were born on July 11?

  • 1921
    Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Jean-Guy Talbot, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1946
    Beverly Todd American actress
  • 1963
    Lisa Rinna, American actress
  • 1968
    Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham) (d. 2008)
  • 1984
    Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
  • 1984
    Tanith Belbin, Canadian/American ice dancer
  • 1985
    Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
  • 1990
    Connor Paolo, American actor
  • 1990
    Mona Barthel, German tennis player

Who died on July 11?

  • 937
    King Rudolph II of Burgundy
  • 1174
    King Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
  • 1183
    Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
  • 1774
    Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer (b. 1715)
  • 1775
    Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1797
    Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • 1976
    León de Greiff, Colombian poet (b. 1895)
  • 1998
    Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek writer, translator and publications manager (b. 1943)
  • 2005
    Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2010
    Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)

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