About July 11

July 11, 2024 is the 193rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On July 11

  • 1346
    Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1476
    Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
  • 1776
    Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
  • 1833
    Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
  • 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.
  • 1897
    Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
  • 1921
    A truce is called in the Irish War of Independence; see Irish calendar.
  • 1922
    The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1960
    Independence of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
  • 1962
    First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
  • 1973
    Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on-board.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

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