Monday, July 10, 2017

July 11

  • July 11, 1144
    The construction of Basilica of St Denis, a large medieval abbey church and the first truly Gothic building where buried many kings of France with their families, is finished in the commune of Saint-Denis near Paris
  • July 11, 1302
    Fleming militiamen defeat heavily-armoured French army at Courtrai during Franco-Flemish War
  • July 11, 1533
    Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
  • July 11, 1690
    Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of the Boyne in Ireland which ensures the continuation of Protestant ascendancy in Ireland
  • July 11, 1708
    The French are defeated at Oudenarde in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy
  • July 11, 1789
    Marquis de Lafayette introduces Declaration of Rights of Man in France
  • July 11, 1792
    Prussia army moves into French territory
  • July 11, 1804
    Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton, former first Treasury Secretary, in a pistol duel near Weehawken, New Jersey
  • July 11, 1833
    In Australia the native warrior Yagan, who played a key part in early Indigenous Australian resistance to British settlement, is shot dead by teenage bounty hunters
  • July 11, 1882
    Bombardment of Alexandria is begun by the British Mediterranean Fleet to suppress ‘Urabi Revolt against the khedive Tewfik Pasha
  • July 11, 1893
    The first cultured pearl is obtained by Japanese entrepreneur Mikimoto KĊkichi
  • July 11, 1921
    Mongolia, formerly Outer Mongolia, declares independence from China after successfully military operation of Russian and Mongolian troops
  • July 11, 1960
    Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird is published
  • July 11, 1962
    Telstar 1, the first communications satellite, launched by NASA, relays its first, and non-public, television pictures
  • July 11, 1979
    First space station, Skylab, reenters Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates
  • July 11, 1987
    World population reaches 5 billion people, according to the United Nations
  • July 11, 2006
    A series of coordinated bomb attacks strikes several commuter trains in Mumbai, India during the evening rush hour

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