July 11 Events in History - July 11 Birthdays - July 11 Deaths



2013 NASA's New Horizons team releases the first high resolution view of Pluto's largest moon; Charon, which is as large as the state of Texas, is covered in ice
2013 Russian politician Alexei Navalny, a prominent opposition figure, registers as candidate for Mayor in Moscow's September's election
2012 Japan mourns the loss of a 6-day old rare giant panda, born naturally in captivity at a Tokyo zoo
2012 The discovery of the fifth moon of Pluto, S/2012 P 1, is announced by astronomers
2011 Illinois experiences heavy thunderstorms with 75 mph winds, cutting power to 868,000 homes and businesses
2011 The Republic of Korea announces plans to conduct midair refueling drills with the U.S. Air Force in 2011
2010 Colton Harris-Moore, a 19-year-old fugitive known as the 'Barefoot Bandit' is captured by police in northern Eleuthera, The Bahamas
1999 20th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington, Texas
1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
1993 14th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1993 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
1991 Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Saudi-Arabia, 261 die
1991 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
1990 New York City police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (Kansas City Royals)
1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1987 Heart's "Alone," single goes #1 for 3 weeks
1987 Orioles Cal Ripken becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
1986 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
1985 Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
1985 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter, Mont Expos
1984 England's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
1984 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
1984 Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
1983 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 3rd U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber
1982 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1982 Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
1981 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
1980 American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
1979 U.S. Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
1978 Auto with liquid gas crashes and explodes in Spain, 160 killed
1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Martin Luther King, Jr.
1976 1st U.S. football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
1976 31st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1976 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks and Wedlocks"
1975 Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1974 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974 World Football League plays 1st games
1973 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
1971 Chilean parliament nationalizes U.S. copper mines
1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 home runs caps his 4 in a row
1969 David Bowie releases 'Space Oddity'
1969 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
1968 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
1965 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
1963 South African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
1962 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
1962 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF
1961 Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
1960 Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
1960 Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
1960 Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence
1955 Congress authorizes all U.S. currency to say "In God We Trust"
1955 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
1954 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
1952 General Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chicago Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
1948 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
1946 Kingman Douglass, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt says he would run for a 4th term
1943 7th day of battle at Kursk
1943 Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armour division in Sicily
1943 U.S. 45th Division occupies airport Comiso, Sicily
1943 U.S. 82nd Airborne division shot at, by "friendly fire" in Sicily
1941 German troops attack Dnjepr
1940 British and German dogfight above Lyme Bay
1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York New York Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
1936 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx and Queens opens
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt became 1st President to travel through Panama Canal
1931 New York Giants beat Phillies 23-8
1930 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
1925 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
1924 Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi
1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
1921 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
1919 Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work
1916 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
1916 Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
1915 Germany cruiser Konigsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam
1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleveland 4-3
1905 Black intellectuals and activists organize Niagara movement
1905 Niagara Movement founded by W. E. B. Dubois
1902 British premier Lord Salisbury resigns
1900 Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys and Lincolns
1897 Solomon Andree leaves Spitsbergen by balloon towards North Pole
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere show film for scientists
1892 U.S. Patent Office says J. W. Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1889 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city
1888 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
1888 Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall
1882 British fleet bombs Alexandria
1864 Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD)
1864 Confederate forces led by General J Early begin invasion of Washington D.C.
1863 Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
1862 Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief
1861 Battle of Laurel Mountain Virginia - General Morris forces retreat of rebels
1861 Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender
1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published
1848 Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent vs. England)
1848 London's Waterloo Station opens
1818 Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," and "Gadfly"
1812 U.S. invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
1801 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
1792 Prussia army moves into French territory
1789 U.S. Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
1781 Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US
1740 Czarina Anne of Little Russia, expels Jews
1740 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
1708 Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
1690 Battle of Drogheda Boyne (Willem III (Netherlands-England) beat Jacobus II (Ire)
1673 Netherlands and Denmark signs defense treaty
1635 Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
1588 French king Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius at The Hague
1423 Arnold van Egmont becomes duke of Gelre
1376 English "Good Parliament" meets
1347 Bohemia heir to the throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
1302 Battle of Kortrijk Belgium (France vs Flanders)
1302 Guldensporen battle of Belgium
1244 Chwarizneense Turken defeats Jerusalem











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