About July 11

July 11, 2021 is the 192nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 205 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 11

  • 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.
  • 1302
    Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France’s royal army.
  • 1740
    Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
  • 1776
    Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1798
    The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1804
    A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
  • 1848
    Waterloo railway station in London opens.
  • 1882
    The British Mediterranean fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
  • 1889
    Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
  • 1893
    The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • 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
    Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
  • 1921
    The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943
    Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

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