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

  • 911
    Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
  • 1405
    Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
  • 1476
    Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
  • 1576
    Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
  • 1750
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1804
    A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
  • 1893
    The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943
    Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
  • 1950
    Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1962
    First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
  • 1977
    Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 1991
    A Nationair DC-8 crashes during an emergency landing at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing 261.
  • 1995
    A Cubana de Aviación Antonov An-24 crashes into the Caribbean off southeast Cuba killing 44 people.

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