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On This Day in History, July 11

What Happened On This Day – July 11

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Final is held in Johannesburg, South Africa

    The Netherlands and Spain fought out for the prestigious football trophy. Spain won the match 1-0 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  • 2006 Mumbai train bombings

    Over 200 people were killed and about 700 people were injured in a series of bombings on Mumbai city trains.

  • 1960 To Kill a Mockingbird is first published as Atticus

    Harper Lee's classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning book is about racial inequality during the Great Depression.

  • 1914 Major League Baseball debut of Babe Ruth

    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr., one of the world's most well-known professional baseball player started his major league baseball career with the Boston Red Sox.

  • 1804 A duel between two leading American politicians claims the life of one

    United States Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton ended a life-long feud with a duel. Hamilton was fatally wounded and died the next day.

Births On This Day – July 11

  • 1986 Yoann Gourcuff

    French footballer

  • 1975 Lil' Kim

    American rapper, actress

  • 1916 Gough Whitlam

    Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia

  • 1767 John Quincy Adams

    American politician, 6th President of the United States

  • 1274 Robert the Bruce

    Scottish king

Deaths On This Day – July 11

  • 2010 Bob Sheppard

    American sportscaster

  • 2007 Lady Bird Johnson

    American wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 38th First Lady of the United States

  • 1998 Panagiotis Kondylis

    Greek writer, translator

  • 1989 Laurence Olivier

    English actor, director, producer

  • 472 Anthemius

    Roman Emperor

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