11 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Robert the Bruce King of Scotland, 1274
  • Thomas Bowdler, 1754
  • John Quincy Adams, 1767
  • John Wanamaker, 1838
  • Thomas Mitchell, 1892
  • E.B. White, 1899
  • Yul Brynner, 1915
  • Tab Hunter, 1931
  • Georgio Armani, 1934
  • Bonnie Pointer, 1951
  • Leon Spinks, 1953

Died On This Day:

  • Alfred Dreyfus, 1935
  • George Gershwin, 1937
  • Aga Khan, 1957
  • Robert Ryan, 1973
  • Ross Macdonald, 1983
  • Lord Laurence Olivier, 1989
  • Lady Bird Johnson, 2007

Today's Events:

  • 1302 - Battle of Golden Spurs at Courtrai, Flanders. Underdog weavers beat mounted knights.
  • 1656 - First Quakers arrive in America-Ann Austin and Mary Fisher land at Boston from Barbados.
  • 1690 - Battle of the Boyne ends. William III wins over James II.
  • 1708 - Lord Marlborough and Prince Eugene beat the French at the Battle of Oudenarde.
  • 1791 - Voltaire's funeral in Paris attracts one million mourners.
  • 1804 - Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in duel at Weehawken, New Jersey.
  • 1860 - Massacre of Christians at Damascus ends.
  • 1947 - Refugee ship President Warfield, later renamed Exodus 1947, sets sail from Sete, France at 01.00 hrs for Palestine with 4,554 concentration camp survivors aboard.
  • 1962 - First TV transatlantic satellite transmission from US to London's BT Goonhilly Earth Station.
  • 1972 - Former Beatle Paul McCartney debuts new band Wings at Toulon in the South of France.
  • 1973 - Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in hyped TV tennis 'Battle of the Sexes' seen by 50 million.
  • 1991 - Total solar eclipse.
  • 2006 - Terrorists in Mumbai bomb seven trains killing 190.
  • 2019 - Another record for the Dow: today it closed up 228 points, or 0.85%, at 27,088

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Olga

Holiday:

  • Saint Placidus Festival celebrated in Switzerland
  • National Holiday in Mongolia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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