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1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

195017th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

1985Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

1533Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

1943Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily

1967Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

1776Captain James Cook begins his third voyage

1993Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

1804Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

1977US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr

1914Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

1892US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

2012Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

1944Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1965Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

1616Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.

1896Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

1930Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

1811Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.

1934FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal

July 11th Historical Events
Date Event
911
Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 
1156
Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan. 
1244
Chwarizneense Turken defeats Jerusalem 
1302
Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army 
1346
Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. 
1347
Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV 
1376
English "Good Parliament" meets 
1405
Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time. 
1423
Arnold van Egmont becomes Duke of Gelre 
1476
Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances. 
1525
Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius at The Hague 
1533
Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII 
1576
Martin Frobisher sights Greenland. 
1588
French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League 
1616
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec. 
1635
Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan 
1673
Netherlands & Denmark sign defense treaty 
1690
Battle of Drogheda Boyne (William III beat deposed James II) 
1708
Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France 
1735
Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979. 
1740
Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne 
1750
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire. 
1776
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage 
1781
Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US 
1792
Prussia army moves into French territory 
1798
US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress 
1801
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet 
1804
Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. 
1811
Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases. 
1812
US invades Canada (Detroit frontier) 
1818
Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," & "Gadfly" 
1848
Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent v England) 
1848
London's Waterloo Station opens 
1861
Battle of Laurel Mountain VA - Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels 
1861
Battle of Rich Mountain, VA - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender 
1862
Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief 
1863
Battle at Green River, Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid) 
1863
Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4 
1864
Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD) 
1864
Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC 
1877
Kate Edger becomes New Zealand's first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts 
1882
British fleet bombs Alexandria 
1888
118°F (48°C), Bennett, Colorado (state record) 
1888
Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall 
1889
Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city 
1892
US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp 
1893
The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 
1893
A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua. 
1895
Auguste & Louis Lumière show film for scientists 
1896
Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada 
1897
Solomon Andree leaves Spitsbergen by balloon towards North Pole 
1900
Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys & Lincolns 
1902
British premier Lord Salisbury resigns 
1905
Black intellectuals & activists lead by WEB Dubois organize the civil rights Niagara Movement 
1906
The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 
1914
Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3 
1915
German cruiser Königsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam 
1916
Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act 
1916
Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun 
1919
Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work 
1921
Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day) 
1922
The Hollywood Bowl opens. 
1923
Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M 
1924
Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India 
1925
Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government 
1930
Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334 
1931
NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8 
1934
FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal 
1936
Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens 
1939
7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees 
1940
British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay 
1940
Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France. 
1941
German troops attack Dnjepr 
1943
7th day of battle at Kursk 
1943
Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily 
1943
US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily 
1943
US 82nd Airborne division shot at by "friendly fire" in Sicily 
1943
Massacres of Poles in Volhynia. 
1944
12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh 
1944
Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States. 
1946
Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA 
1948
1st air bombing of Jerusalem 
1950
17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game 
1952
Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate 
1954
1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss 
1955
Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust" 
1955
New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets 
1960
28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC 
1960
Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution 
1960
Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence 
1960
Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence 
1961
30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF 
1961
Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
1962
1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I) 
1962
Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning 
1962
Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days 
1962
Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba) 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested 
1965
Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion 
1965
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open 
1967
38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA 
1967
All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cin Reds) 
1967
Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition 
1968
Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles 
1968
Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so 
1969
David Bowie releases "Space Oddity" 
1969
Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman" 
1971
Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines 
1971
Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
1971
Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row 
1971
The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people 
1973
Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed 
1974
House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry 
1974
World Football League plays 1st games 
1975
Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC 
1976
1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American) 
1976
31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner 
1976
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1976
In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks" 
1977
US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr 
1978
49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium 
1978
All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) 
1978
Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed 
1979
US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates 
1980
American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness 
1981
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1981
Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony 
1981
Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18) 
1982
"7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 perfs 
1982
3rd US Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber 
1982
Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
1982
Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid 
1983
Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe 
1984
55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, SF 
1984
All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) 
1984
Britain's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe 
1984
Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989 
1984
Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana 
1985
Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep) 
1985
Refurbished space shuttle Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden 
1985
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1986
Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74 
1986
Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women) 
1986
Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara 
1987
Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks 
1987
Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal 
1988
Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor 
1989
60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals) 
1989
President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game 
1990
NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts) 
1990
Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins. 
1991
Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy 
1991
Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Djeddah, 261 die 
1991
Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii 
1992
Pres candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people" 
1993
14th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus 
1993
Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic 
1994
Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105 
1995
66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx 
1995
All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins) 
1995
7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica. 
1999
20th US Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa 
2000
71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta 
2001
Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution 
2006
209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 
2006
77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh 
2007
15th ESPY Awards: LaDainian Tomlinson, Taryne Mowatt win 
2010
Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 for soccer's 19th World Cup in South Africa (1st title) 
2011
Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846. 
2012
POliciy academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen 
2012
S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered 
2012
20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win 
2012
Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers 
2013
30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq 
2016
Portugal stuns host France to win Euro 2016 
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