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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 31 - 60.

  • 1920
    In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.
  • 1921
    A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.
  • 1921
    The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
  • 1921
    Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
  • 1922
    The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • 1924
    Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday
  • 1930
    Australian cricketer Donald 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.
  • 1934
    Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.
  • 1936
    The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943
    Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
  • 1957
    Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.
  • 1960
    France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger.
  • 1960
    Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga breaks away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1960
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
  • 1962
    First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
  • 1962
    Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
  • 1971
    Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.
  • 1972
    The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
  • 1973
    Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking on flights.
  • 1977
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 1978
    Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
  • 1979
    America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • 1990
    Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 1991
    Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew onboard
  • 1995
    The Srebrenica massacre is carried out.
  • 2006
    Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

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