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July 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 63 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 472
    After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death.
  • 911
    Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
  • 1174
    Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.
  • 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, Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, is elected King of the Romans.
  • 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.
  • 1616
    Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 1735
    Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
  • 1740
    Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
  • 1750
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1789
    Jacques Necker is dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
  • 1796
    The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
  • 1798
    The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1801
    French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
  • 1804
    A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
  • 1833
    Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
  • 1848
    Waterloo railway station in London opens.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
  • 1882
    The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.
  • 1889
    Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
  • 1893
    The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • 1893
    A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • 1895
    Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
  • 1897
    Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
  • 1906
    Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.
  • 1914
    Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
  • 1914
    USS Nevada is launched.
  • 1919
    The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

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