On This Day in History for July 11

Events in History

  • 138 Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Emperor of Rome
  • 911 Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy
  • 1156 Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan
  • 1244 Khwarezmian Tatars sack Jerusalem, decimating the city's Christian population and driving out Jews
  • 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium: Flemish coalition defeat the French army of Philip IV
  • 1346 Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1347 Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
  • 1405 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail on his first major expedition, to the Spice Islands, leading 208 vessels, including 62 treasure ships with 27,800 sailors
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