On This Day in History for July 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1976 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1976 In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"

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1977 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1978 Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed
  • 1979 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates
  • 1980 American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1981 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
  • 1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
  • 1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
  • 1984 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
  • 1984 Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
  • 1985 Refurbished space shuttle Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
  • 1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
  • 1986 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
  • 1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
  • 1987 Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1990 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • 1990 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 1991 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
  • 1991 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • 1992 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • 1994 Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
  • 1995 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
  • 2001 Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution
  • 2006 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
  • 2007 15th ESPY Awards: LaDainian Tomlinson, Taryne Mowatt win
  • 2011 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
  • 2012 Police academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen
  • 2012 S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered
  • 2013 30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq
  • 2014 The UN Security Council calls for a special meeting to discuss the current Israel–Palestinian conflict; Israel continue attacks on Gaza

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2015 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house


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