What Happened on July 11

Significant 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 Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

On July 11, 1892

Would You Believe?

Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846

On July 11, 2011

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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