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  • Smiljan, Austrian Empire (Present day Smiljan, Croatia)
    Friday Jul 11, 1856

    Nikola Tesla

    Birth

    Smiljan, Austrian Empire (Present day Smiljan, Croatia)
    Friday Jul 11, 1856

    Nikola Tesla was born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, wihin the Military Frontier, in the Austrian Empire (present day Croatia), on 10 July [O.S. 28 June] 1856.




  • Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1911

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Great Porcupine Fire

    Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1911

    The Great Porcupine Fire of 1911 was one of the most devastating forest fires ever to strike the Ontario northland. Spring had come early that year, followed by an abnormally hot dry spell that lasted into the summer. This created ideal conditions for the ensuing disaster, in which a number of smaller fires converged. Official counts list 73 dead, though it is estimated the actual toll could have been as high as 200.




  • Istanbul, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Jul 11, 1919

    Armenian Genocide

    Damat Ferid Pasha

    Istanbul, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Jul 11, 1919

    On 11 July 1919, Damat Ferid Pasha (Grand Visier) officially confessed to massacres against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and was a key figure and initiator of the war crime trials held directly after World War I to condemn to death the chief perpetrators of the Genocide.




  • Hungary
    Friday Jul 11, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Coordinated Attack against Hungary

    Hungary
    Friday Jul 11, 1919

    The Allied council demanded that Romania leave Tiszántúl and respect the new borders. Romania said it would only do so after the Hungarian Army demobilized. Kun said he would continue to depend on the might of his army. On 11 July, the Allied council ordered Marshal Ferdinand Foch to prepare a coordinated attack against Hungary using Serb, French and Romanian forces. Hungary, in turn, prepared for action along the Tisza River.




  • Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Adolf Hitler

    Tendered his resignation

    Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Hitler was in Munich on 11 July and angrily tendered his resignation. The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party.




  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    War of independence in Ireland ended

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    The war of independence in Ireland ended with a truce on 11 July 1921.




  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    While the fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce on 11 July 1921, in the north killings continued and actually escalated until the summer of 1922.


  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 11, 1934

    Nikola Tesla

    New York Herald Tribune published an article on Tesla

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 11, 1934

    On 11 July 1934, the New York Herald Tribune published an article on Tesla, in which he recalled an event that occasionally took place while experimenting with his single-electrode vacuum tubes. A minute particle would break off the cathode, pass out of the tube, and physically strike him: Tesla said he could feel a sharp stinging pain where it entered his body, and again at the place where it passed out. In comparing these particles with the bits of metal projected by his "electric gun," Tesla said, "The particles in the beam of force ... will travel much faster than such particles ... and they will travel in concentrations".


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 11, 1936

    Howard Hughes: The Aviator

    Fatal Car Accident

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 11, 1936

    On July 11, 1936, Hughes struck and killed a pedestrian named Gabriel S. Meyer with his car at the corner of 3rd Street and Lorraine in Los Angeles. After the crash, Hughes was taken to the hospital and certified as sober, but an attending doctor made a note that Hughes had been drinking. A witness to the crash told police that Hughes was driving erratically and too fast and that Meyer had been standing in the safety zone of a streetcar stop. Hughes was booked on suspicion of negligent homicide and held overnight in jail until his attorney, Neil S. McCarthy, obtained a writ of habeas corpus for his release pending a coroner's inquest. By the time of the coroner's inquiry, however, the witness had changed his story and claimed that Meyer had moved directly in front of Hughes' car. Nancy Bayly (Watts), who was in the car with Hughes at the time of the crash, corroborated this version of the story. On July 16, 1936, Hughes was held blameless by a coroner's jury at the inquest into Meyer's death. Hughes told reporters outside the inquiry, "I was driving slowly and a man stepped out of the darkness in front of me."


  • Canary Islands, Spain
    Saturday Jul 11, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    From the Canary Islands to Spanish Morocco

    Canary Islands, Spain
    Saturday Jul 11, 1936

    With the help of the British Secret Intelligence Service agents Cecil Bebb and Major Hugh Pollard, the rebels chartered a Dragon Rapide aircraft (paid for with help from Juan March, the wealthiest man in Spain at the time) to transport Franco from the Canary Islands to Spanish Morocco. The plane flew to the Canaries on 11 July, and Franco arrived in Morocco on 19 July.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Jul 11, 1945

    World War II

    Allied leaders meet in Potsdam

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Jul 11, 1945

    On 11 July, Allied leaders met in Potsdam, Germany. They confirmed earlier agreements about Germany, and the American, British, and Chinese governments reiterated the demand for the unconditional surrender of Japan, specifically stating that "the alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction". During this conference, the United Kingdom held its general election, and Clement Attlee replaced Churchill as Prime Minister.


  • Edwards Air Force Base, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 11, 1955

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil reported for work at High-Speed Flight Station

    Edwards Air Force Base, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 11, 1955

    Armstrong's stint at Cleveland lasted only a couple of months before a position at the High-Speed Flight Station became available, and he reported for work there on July 11, 1955.


  • Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 11, 1976

    Frank Sinatra

    4th Marriage

    Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 11, 1976

    Sinatra was married to Barbara Marx from 1976 until his death. The couple married on July 11, 1976, at Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, the estate of media magnate Walter Annenberg.


  • Dehloran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Monday Jul 11, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing The City of Dehloran

    Dehloran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Monday Jul 11, 1988

    By 12 July, the Iraqis had captured the city of Dehloran, 30 km (19 mi) inside Iran, along with 2,500 troops and much armour and material, which took four days to transport to Iraq. The Iraqis withdrew from Dehloran soon after, claiming that they had "no desire to conquer Iranian territory."


  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Thursday Jul 11, 1991

    Plane Accidents

    Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Thursday Jul 11, 1991

    Nigeria Airways Flight 2120, a Douglas DC-8-61 aircraft operated by Nationair Canada, crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, On July 11, 1991, after two tires ignited upon takeoff, leading to an in-flight fire. All 247 passengers and 14 crew members were killed. It is the deadliest aviation accident involving a DC-8, the largest aviation disaster involving a Canadian-registered aircraft and the second-worst accident in Saudi Arabia.


  • Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1995

    Bosnian War

    (VRS) occupied the UN "safe area" of Srebrenica

    Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1995

    On 11 July 1995, Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) forces under general Ratko Mladić occupied the UN "safe area" of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia where more than 8,000 men were killed in the Srebrenica massacre (most women were expelled to Bosniak-held territory). The United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), represented on the ground by a 400-strong contingent of Dutch peacekeepers, Dutchbat, failed to prevent the town's capture by the VRS and the subsequent massacre.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Jul 11, 2007

    PlayStation

    PlayStation Blog

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Jul 11, 2007

    PlayStation Blog (stylized as PlayStation.Blog) is an online PlayStation focused gaming blog, part of the PlayStation Network. It was launched on June 11, 2007 and has featured in numerous interviews with third-party companies such as Square Enix.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    FDIC put IndyMac Bank into conservatorship

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    On July 11, 2008, citing liquidity concerns, the FDIC put IndyMac Bank into conservatorship.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    IndyMac failed

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 11, 2008

    July 11, 2008: IndyMac failed.


  • FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    Shakira

    Singing at the Closing Ceremony of The Worldcup

    FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    Shakira performed "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" at the closing ceremony of the cup, which would take place before the Final match, on 11 July at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The single later reached the top 20 in Europe, South America and Africa and the top 40 in the U.S. , It became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time.


  • South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    FIFA World Cup

    First one held in Africa

    South Africa
    Sunday Jul 11, 2010

    The 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa. It was the first cup hosted on African soil, and the cup was won by Spain.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    League of Legends

    P Visa

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    On July 11, 2013, Riot Games announced that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recognized League of Legends pro players as professional athletes and that the P visa application process would be more simplified for them. These changes allowed professional players to stay in the United States for up to five years. Despite these reforms, there have still been a number of visa problems that have occurred for players in the LCS and other LoL tournaments entering the United States.


  • Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    Eminem

    Eminem played two concerts in Wembley Stadium

    Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    On July 11 and 12, Eminem played two concerts in Wembley Stadium.


  • Laranjeiras, near to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Jul 11, 2015

    Ronaldinho

    Fluminense

    Laranjeiras, near to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Jul 11, 2015

    On 11 July 2015, Ronaldinho announced his return to Brazil and signed an 18-month contract with Fluminense.


  • England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    Theresa May

    Leader of the Conservative Party

    England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    May was formally declared Leader of the Conservative Party that evening.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 11, 2018

    Papa John's Pizza

    The Incident

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 11, 2018

    On July 11, 2018, news outlets reported that during a conference call with Papa Johns' marketing agency Laundry Services, Schnatter had used the word "nigger" by saying "Colonel Sanders called blacks niggers and Sanders never faced public backlash." Schnatter alleged that referencing the quote by the KFC founder was meant to convey his dislike for racism. After the call, the owner of the marketing agency moved to end their contract with Papa John's. Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board on the same day the incident was reported.


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