July 11 is the 192nd day (193th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining.
- 1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs[?] (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) - the Flemish cities beat the king of France.
- 1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
- 1533 - King Henry VIII of England is excommunicated.
- 1740 - Jews expelled from Little Russia[?].
- 1798 - The United States Marine Corps is established.
- 1804 - In a duel, Vice President Aaron Burr kills Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
- 1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoire about molecular content of gases.
- 1848 - The Waterloo railway station in London opens.
- 1859 - A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.
- 1864 - Confederate forces attempt an invasion of Washington DC.
- 1893 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
- 1895 - The brothers Lumière[?] show film for scientists.
- 1897 - Solomon Andrée[?] leaves Spitsbergen to try to reach the North pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies, probably of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- 1914 - Babe Ruth debuts in major league baseball.
- 1919 - Eight-hour working day and free Sunday made into law in the Netherlands.
- 1921 - Mongolia becomes independent (from China).
- 1943 - The Germans counter-attack on Sicily.
- 1944 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt says he will run for a fourth term as president of the United States.
- 1955 - The phrase In God We Trust is added to all US currency.
- 1960 - Dahomey (now Benin), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), and Niger all gain independence.
- 1962 - First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
- 1962 - Soviet cosmonaut Micolaev is four days in space, a record.
- 1971 - Copper mines in Chile nationalised.
- 1973 - A Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris. 122 people die.
- 1975 - Chinese archeologists discover a large burial site with 6,000 clay statutes of warriors from 221 BC.
- 1977 - Martin Luther King is posthumously rewarded the Medal of Freedom[?].
- 1979 - The space station Skylab returns to Earth.
- 1987 - According to the United Nations, on this day the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 mark.
- 1991 - Nigerian DC8[?] crashes near Jeddah[?], 261 dead.
- 1991 - Total solar eclipse in Hawaii.
- 1995 - Full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and Vietnam.
- 1995 - Bosnian Serbs capture the Muslim city of Srebrenica. Many inhabitants are murdered.
- 1274 - Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland (1306-1329)
- 1657 - King Frederick I of Prussia (1701-1713)
- 1754 - Thomas Bowdler, medical doctor and literary censor
- 1767 - John Quincy Adams, president of the United States (1825-1829)
- 1844 - King Peter of Serbia[?] (+ 1921)
- 1857 - Alfred Binet, phsychologist (+ 1911)
- 1897 - Eugene Bull Connor[?]), sheriff of Selma, Alabama, resisted civil rights (+ 1973)
- 1899 - E. B. White, writer (+ 1985)
- 1903 - O. E. Hasse[?], actor (+ 1978)
- 1906 - Herbert Wehner[?], politician (+ 1990)
- 1913 - Cordwainer Smith, writer
- 1920 - Yul Brynner, born "Taidje Khan," actor (+ 1985)
- 1921 - Ilse Werner[?], actress
- 1926 - Frederick Buechner, author
- 1929 - Hermann Prey[?], bariton (+ 1998)
- 1931 - Tab Hunter[?], actor
- 1934 - Giorgio Armani[?], fashion designer
- 1939 - Seth Gaaikema[?], Dutch comedian
- 1957 - Michael Rose[?], musician (Black Uhuru)
- 1959 - Suzanne Vega, singer
- 1959 - Richie Sambora, singer/guitarist (Bon Jovi)
- 1976 - Lil' Kim, rap singer
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