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Day of the Bandoneón in Argentina
Day of the Flemish Community
(Flemish Community of Belgium)
Eleventh Night in Northern Ireland
Engineer's Day in India, Telangana
(The Telangana state celebrates Engineers day on July 11th on the birthday of Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur)
Free Slurpee Day
(Participating stores of the 7-Eleven chain in North America)
Gospel Day in Kiribati
International Chocolate Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day and National Mojito Day in USA
National Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Genocide Committed by Ukrainian Nationalists on Citizens of the Second Polish Republic
(Narodowy Dzień Pamięci Ofiar Ludobójstwa dokonanego przez ukraińskich nacjonalistów na obywatelach II Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, set on the anniversary of the "bloody sunday" in Volhynia, the culmination of the massacres of Poles in Volhynia, established in 2016)
Remembrance Day for the victims of the genocide of Srebrenica residents in the European Union
In 2017 researchers at George Washington University reveal a new prototype solar cell with 44.5 percent efficiency.
1990 – Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
1979 America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1972 The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
1962 First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1962 Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
1941 – The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.
1936 The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.
1922 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1921 – 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.
1914 USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.
1906 – Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
1897 Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.
1895 Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.
1848 Waterloo railway station in London opens.
1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
1801 – 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.
1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
1796 The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1750 Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
1735 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.
1576 Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
1405 – Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1993 – Rebecca Bross, American gymnast
1990 – Patrick Peterson, American football player
1985 – Robert Adamson, American actor, director, and producer
1984 – Jacoby Jones, American football player
1984 – Joe Pavelski, American ice hockey player
1984 – Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer
1983 – Peter Cincotti, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1982 – Chris Cooley, American football player
1981 – Andre Johnson, American football player
1980 – Kevin Powers, American soldier and author
1977 – Brandon Short, American football player and sportscaster
1976 – Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-American basketball player and coach
1975 – Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer
1975 – Willie Anderson, American football player
1971 – Leisha Hailey, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and actress
1970 – Eric Owens, American opera singer
1970 – Justin Chambers, American actor
1968 – Esera Tuaolo, American football player
1967 – Andy Ashby, American baseball player and sportscaster
1967 – Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer
1966 – Rod Strickland, American basketball player and coach
1965 – Scott Shriner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1963 – Lisa Rinna, American actress and talk show host
1960 – David Baerwald, American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician
1959 – Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1956 – Amitav Ghosh, Indian-American author and academic
1956 – Sela Ward, American actress
1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer
1953 – Mindy Sterling, American actress
1953 – Peter Brown, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951 – Ed Ott, American baseball player and coach
1950 – Bonnie Pointer, American singer
1947 – Jeff Hanna, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
1946 – Martin Wong, American painter (d. 1999)
1944 – Lou Hudson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1944 – Patricia Polacco, American author and illustrator
1943 – Howard Gardner, American psychologist and academic
1943 – Tom Holland, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1941 – Bill Boggs, American journalist and producer
1935 – Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist and educator
1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company
1933 – Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2013)
1933 – Jim Carlen, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1932 – Alex Hassilev, French-born American folk singer and musician (The Limeliters)
1931 – Dick Gray, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor and singer
1931 – Thurston Harris, American doo-wop singer (d. 1990)
1930 – Harold Bloom, American literary critic
1930 – Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (d. 2013)
1928 – Bobo Olson, American boxer (d. 2002)
1927 – Theodore Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 2007)
1926 – Frederick Buechner, American minister, theologian, and author
1925 – Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1924 – Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1923 – Richard Pipes, Polish-American historian and academic
1922 – Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)
1920 – Zecharia Sitchin, Russian-American author (d. 2010)
1916 – Mortimer Caplin, American tax attorney, educator, and IRS Commissioner
1913 – Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (d. 1966)
1912 – William F. Walsh, American captain and politician, 48th Mayor of Syracuse (d. 2011)
1910 – Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)
1903 – Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
1899 – E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)
1897 – Bull Connor, American police officer (d. 1973)
1892 – Thomas Mitchell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1962)
1882 – James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (d. 1946)
1881 – Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1955?)
1850 – Annie Armstrong, American missionary (d. 1938)
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
1653 – Sarah Good, American woman accused of witchcraft (d. 1692)
2015 – James U. Cross, American general (b. 1925)
2015 – Lawrence K. Karlton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1935)
2014 – Bill McGill, American basketball player (b. 1939)
2014 – Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (b. 1937)
2014 – John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
2014 – Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (b. 1958)
2014 – Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (b. 1949)
2013 – Emik Avakian, Iranian-American inventor (b. 1923)
2013 – Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (b. 1918)
2012 – Art Ceccarelli, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012 – Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (b. 1924)
2012 – Marion Cunningham, American author (b. 1922)
2012 – Marvin Traub, American businessman and author (b. 1925)
2012 Richard Scudder, American journalist and publisher, co-founded MediaNews Group (b. 1913)
2011 – Rob Grill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
2010 – Walter Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and pastor (b. 1949)
2009 – Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1936)
2008 – Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (b. 1908)
2007 – Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 43rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
2007 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded Honest Ed's (b. 1914)
2006 – Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
2005 – Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
2004 – Laurance Rockefeller, American financier and philanthropist (b. 1910)
1999 – Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
1994 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research (b. 1942)
1987 – Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1901)
1983 – Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (b. 1915)
1971 – John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
1966 – Delmore Schwartz, American poet and short story writer (b. 1913)
1937 – George Gershwin, American pianist, songwriter, and composer (b. 1898)
1909 – Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)
1825 – Thomas P. Grosvenor, American soldier and politician (b. 1744)
1806 – James Smith, Irish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1719)
1775 – Simon Boerum, American farmer and politician (b. 1724)
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