July 11 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Maritime Day
China Observance
Independence Day
Kiribati Public Holiday
Naadam Holiday (National Day)
Mongolia Public Holiday
World Population Day
- International
Cheer Up the Lonely Day
- Weird

Historical Events on July 11

  • 1735: Pluto moved inside the orbit of the planet Neptune for the last time before the 20th It would do it again in 1979.
  • 1740: Jews are forces from Little Russia.
  • 1750: The town of Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely burned to the ground by fire.
  • 1789: France’s Finance Minister, Jacques Necker, is dismissed. This act sparks the Storming of the Bastille.
  • 1796: Under terms of the Jay Treaty, the U.S takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain.
  • 1798: The U.S Marine Corps are re-established. After the American Revolutionary War they had been temporarily disbanded.
  • 1801: Jean-Louis Pons – a French astronomer-discovers his first comet. Over the next almost 30-years, he would discover over 35 comets – more than any other astronomer in history.
  • 1804: Alexander Hamilton is mortally wounded by U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr during a duel.
  • 1864: Confederate troops try to invade the city of Washington, D.C at the Battle of Fort Stevens during the American Civil War.
  • 1889: Tijuana in Mexico is officially founded.
  • 1940: The Vichy France regime is founded during World War 2. Philippe Pétain is named Prime Minister of France.
  • 1943: At the Allied Invasion of Sicily during World War 2, Italian and German forces attempt a counter attack.
  • 1960: The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is published for the first time in the U.S on this date.
  • 1991: Over 260 people are killed when Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2006: 209 people are killed during the Mumbai Train Bombings in India.
  • 2010: Over 70 people are killed in a double suicide bombing in Kampala, Uganda.

Famous Birthdays on July 11

  • American lawyer and 6th President of the U.S., John Quincy Adams is born in 1767.
  • American astronomer and author, Isabel Martin Lewis is born in 1881.
  • American miner and explorer, James Larkin White is born in 1882.
  • American actor Justin Chambers is born in 1970.
  • American football player Willie Anderson is born in 1975.
  • American rapper and producer, Lil’ Kim is born in 1975.

Bastille Day

Grandparents Day

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Winter Solstice