- 1405 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time
- 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
- 1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
- 1944 Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States
- 1995 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
On July 11, 1892