Historical Events in July 2011

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 7 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
  • Jul 7 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • Jul 8 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
  • Jul 9 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • Jul 10 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • Jul 11 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
  • Jul 12 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
  • Jul 13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
  • Jul 13 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 17 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 19 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles
  • Jul 21 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
  • Jul 21 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 22 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, second a massacre at a youth camp on island of Utøya
  • Jul 24 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia