Today in History, English
Today in History, English

78691July 11Event1616 – Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
78692July 11Event1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
78693July 11Event1740 – Pogrom: Jews are expelled from Little Russia.
78694July 11Event1750 – Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
78695July 11Event1789 – Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
78696July 11Event1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
78697July 11Event1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
78698July 11Event1801 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.
78699July 11Event1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
78700July 11Event1833 – Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.
78701July 11Event1848 – Waterloo railway station in London opens.
78702July 11Event1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
78703July 11Event1882 – The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.
78704July 11Event1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
78705July 11Event1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
78706July 11Event1893 – A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
78707July 11Event1895 – Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
78708July 11Event1897 – Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
78709July 11Event1906 – Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
78710July 11Event1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
78711July 11Event1914 – USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.
78712July 11Event1919 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.
78713July 11Event1920 – In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.
78714July 11Event1921 – A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.
78715July 11Event1921 – The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.
78716July 11Event1921 – Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
78717July 11Event1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.
78718July 11Event1924 – Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday
78719July 11Event1930 – Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.
78720July 11Event1934 – Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.

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