What Happened on July 11

Historical Events

  • 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.
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Did You Know?

US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

On July 11, 1892

Famous Weddings

  • 1867 Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green
  • 1877 Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1895 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
  • 1937 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall
  • 1954 Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal
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