On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marshall Philippe Petain, French hero of World War I, becomes head of the Vichy collaborationist government of France

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain

Famous Birthdays

  • Terry Patchett, politician
  • Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician