About July 11

July 11, 2020 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.

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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 216 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 11

  • 1302
    Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France’s royal army.
  • 1346
    Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1740
    Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
  • 1750
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1776
    Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1796
    The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
  • 1833
    Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
  • 1889
    Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
  • 1893
    A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • 1895
    The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists.
  • 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
    The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
  • 1947
    The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
  • 1960
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
  • 1960
    Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
  • 1978
    Los Alfaques Disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
  • 1987
    According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.

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