July 11 History

July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 11 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world history on July 11. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 11 July:

  • 1346: Charles IV of Luxembourg was made Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1673: Defense treaty signed between Netherlands and Denmark.
  • 1735: Mathematical calculations suggest that before 1979 Pluto finally moved to the ninth position for the eighth farthest planet from the Sun.
  • 1750: Halifax Scotia of Nova was almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1776: The famous ‘James Cook’ started his third sea voyage today.
  • 1781: Thomas Hutchins designates the geography of America.
  • 1789: Louis XVI of France rejects popular Chief Minister Jack Necker.
  • 1804: Alexander Hamilton was shot during a duel with Aaron Burr and died the next day.
  • 1889: Sowa Bazaar Club became the first Indian team to participate in a football tournament.
  • 1919: The Netherlands enacted an eight-hour day and free Sunday law for workers.
  • 1921: Mongolia declares its independence.
  • 1922: Hollywood was established. Hollywood is the name of the film industry in the United States.
  • 1943: American wins the Battle of Enogai from New Georgia.
  • 1957: Aga Khan, an Islamic religious leader and founding member of the Muslim League dies.
  • 1975: A 2200 year old cemetery was discovered in China, in which 3000 life-size statues of soldiers were buried.
  • 1977: Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Medal of Freedom.
  • 1979: US space laboratory Sky Lab fell to Earth. It fell in the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.
  • 1981: Writers Guild of America ends its 13-week strike.
  • 1987: The world’s population reached five billion. The United Nations decided to celebrate July 11 as Population Day.
  • 1987: Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawke’s government was elected for a third term.
  • 1997: 90 people died in a fire at the worst hotel in Pattaya city, Thailand.
  • 2006: There were serial blasts in Mumbai in which 209 people were killed.
  • 2008: Apple launches iPhone 3G.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1857: C. Sankaran Nair, an Indian judge and politician was born.
  • 1902: Sardar Baldev Singh, India’s famous freedom fighter, politician and first Defense Minister, was born.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1912: The famous French ophthalmologist Ferdinand Monoyer died.
  • 1957: Aga Khan III, the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismaili school of Shia, died.
  • 2003: Indian writer Bhishma Sahni died.
  • 2011: Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane, an Indian soldier who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, died.

The Most Important Historical events of July Month

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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