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
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
Deaths On This Day – July 11
2010 Bob Sheppard
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