- 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.
US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
On July 11, 1892