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July 11 – A Day as Today. Find out what happened a day like today, July 11: Who was born? Who died? What is celebrated? Ephemeris of July 11th in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of July 11:
In the Gregorian Calendar, July 11 is the 192th
(hundredth – ninety second) day of the year.

There are 173 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Ill forgive you the hours, the hours that the days are filing, the days that the years are gnawing.

— Luis de Góngora
Spanish poet (born July 11, 1561)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 11 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1302: near Kortrijk, the battle of the golden spurs is fought.
  • 1792: on the island of Cuba (Spanish colony) the village of Manzanillo is founded.
  • 1804: on the outskirts of the city of New Jersey (United States), Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounds in a gun duel the politician and writer Alexander Hamilton, who died the next day.
  • 1811: in the town of Vercelli (north of the Italian peninsula), the scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his essay on the molecular content of gases.
  • 1819: in Colombia, the Battle of Gámeza takes place, which was the beginning of the campaign led by Simón Bolívar to liberate the viceroyalty of New Granada.
  • 1859: in Villafranca di Verona the Treaty of Villafranca is signed, between the French Empire and the Austrian Empire.
  • 1893: the liberal revolution breaks out in Nicaragua. José Santos Zelaya becomes president of the country.
  • 1889: the city of Tijuana is founded in Mexico.
  • 1899: the Fiat automotive company is founded in Turin (Italy).
  • 1907: in the city of Firmat (Argentina) the Firmat Football Club is founded.
  • 1921: on the island of Tierra del Fuego (in the extreme south of Argentine Patagonia) the town of Río Grande is founded.
  • 1966: in England the IX Soccer World Cup begins.
  • 1969: David Bowie publishes Space Oddity, later used by the BBC to cover the Apollo 11 moon landing, on July 20 of that same year.
  • 1971: in Chile, the National Congress approves constitutional reform, sent by Salvador Allende, which allowed the nationalization of large copper mining.
  • 1973: In Saulx-les-Chartreux, 5 km before its destination, Orlý airport (Paris), flight 820 of the Brazilian company Varig, coming from Rio de Janeiro, burns down. 123 people die (including the Argentine guerrilla José Joe Baxter) and 11 survive.
  • 1975: near the city of Xi’an (China) the archaeological discovery of the Terracotta Warriors is made.
  • 1978: Los Alfaques accident in the municipality of Alcanar, province of Tarragona.
  • 1979: the Skylab space station crashes in Australia; falls to Earth in an uncontrolled manner.
  • 1982: The Italian soccer team wins its third World Cup, defeating Germany 3-1 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, Spain.
  • 1986 – As part of their Magic Tour music tour, British rock band Queen holds the first of two successful concerts before 72,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • 1987: According to estimates made by the UN, on this day the population of planet Earth reached five billion.
  • 1991: Solar eclipse that could be seen in Hawaii, central and southern Mexico, Central America, as well as northern Colombia and Brazil.
  • 1995: Srebrenica Massacre. Serbian troops kill more than 8,000 Bosnian civilians, including the elderly and children.
  • 1997: in the Caribbean Sea, to the southeast of the island of Cuba, 44 people were killed when an Antonov AN-24 plane belonging to Cubana de Aviación fell.
  • 1997: In the village of Bathani Tola, 5 km east of the city of Siwan (India), the terrorist group Ranvir Sena (made up of right-wing Brahmin landowners) kill 21 Dalits (low-caste people).
  • 2002: the Incident on the island of Perejil (Spain) occurs where a group of Moroccan gendarmes invades Spanish territory. This fact significantly worsened relations between these two countries.
  • 2006: In the city of Bombay (India) bombings occur in seven train stations, leaving 200 dead and 460 injured.
  • 2006: Support for Microsoft Windows 98 ends.
  • 2009: day of the optical disappearance of Saturn’s rings (every 15 years).
  • 2010: total solar eclipse that could be seen in French Polynesia, on Easter Island and in South America.
  • 2010: The Spanish Soccer Team is proclaimed champion of the World Cup in South Africa, defeating the Netherlands team 0-1 with a goal scored in the 116 minute by Andrés Iniesta.
  • 2015: In Mexico, the drug trafficker and murderer Joaquín Guzmán Loera nicknamed “El Chapo” escapes from the maximum security prison El Altiplano.
  • 2016: in the United Kingdom, Theresa May is elected leader of the Conservative Party.
  • 2021: At Wembley, Italy won the European Championship against England on penalties.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 11 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 154: Bardaisan, Assyrian philosopher (f. 222).
  • 1274: Robert I, Scottish aristocrat, king between 1306 and 1329 (d. 1329).
  • 1376: Ladislao I, Neapolitan king (d. 1414).
  • 1561: Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1627).
  • 1657: Frederick I, Prussian aristocrat (d. 1713).
  • 1662: Maximilian II Emmanuel of Bavaria, Bavarian aristocrat (d. 1726) .o
  • 1667: Ana María Luisa de Medici, Florentine aristocrat (d. 1743).
  • 1694: Charles-Antoine Coypel, French painter (d. 1752).
  • 1723: Jean-François Marmontel, French writer and playwright (d. 1799).
  • 1732: Joseph Lalande, French astronomer (d. 1807).
  • 1751: Carolina Matilde of Great Britain, British aristocrat (d. 1775).
  • 1757: Johann Matthäus Bechstein, German naturalist (d. 1822).
  • 1767: John Quincy Adams, American politician, president between 1825 and 1829 (d. 1848).
  • 1775: José María Blanco White, Spanish writer, theologian and journalist (d. 1841).
  • 1777: Juan Gualberto González Bravo, Spanish musician, writer and politician (d. 1857).
  • 1781: Bartolomeo Borghesi, Italian antiquarian (d. 1860).
  • 1798: Paolo Savi, Italian naturalist (d. 1871).
  • 1826: Aleksandr Afanásiev, Russian writer (d. 1871).
  • 1832: Carlos Holguín Mallarino, Colombian president between 1888 and 1892 (d. 1894).
  • 1832: Charílaos Trikoupis, Greek politician and prime minister (d. 1896).
  • 1842: Carl von Linde, German businessman and inventor (d. 1934).
  • 1846: Léon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917).
  • 1849 – Nicholas Edward Brown, British taxonomist and botanist (d. 1934).
  • 1873: Evaristo Valle, Spanish painter (d. 1951).
  • 1884: Reveriano Soutullo, Spanish zarzuela composer (d. 1932).
  • 1885: Roger de La Fresnaye, French painter (d. 1925).
  • 1888: Johanna Beyer, German-American composer and pianist (d. 1944).
  • 1888: Carl Schmitt, German writer (d. 1985).
  • 1889: José Castán Tobeñas, Spanish jurist (d. 1969).
  • 1892: Thomas Mitchell, American actor and filmmaker (d. 1962).
  • 1892: Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (d. 1965).
  • 1899: E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985).
  • 1903: José Agustín Ramírez Altamirano, Mexican musical composer (d. 1957).
  • 1903: Rudolf Abel, Russian agent and spy (d. 1971).
  • 1910: Ludwig Stumpfegger, German physician (d. 1945).
  • 1912: Juan Smitmans López, Chilean politician (f. 1996).
  • 1913: Cordwainer Smith, American science fiction writer (d. 1966).
  • 1914: Aníbal Troilo, Argentine bandoneon player (f. 1975).
  • 1916: Aleksandr Prokhorov, Soviet physicist, Nobel laureate in physics in 1964 (d. 2002).
  • 1916: Gough Whitlam, Australian Prime Minister (d. 2014).
  • 1917: Ed Sadowski, American basketball player and coach (d. 1990).
  • 1920: Yul Brynner, Russian-American actor (d. 1985).
  • 1922: María Magdalena Domínguez, Galician poet.
  • 1924: César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005).
  • 1924: Alberto Uria, Uruguayan Formula 1 driver (d. 1988).
  • 1926: Hugo Batalla, Uruguayan politician (d. 1998).
  • 1927: Gregorio Salvador Caja, Spanish philologist, writer and literary critic.
  • 1927: Theodore Harold Maiman, American physicist (d. 2007).
  • 1929: Hermann Prey, German baritone (f. 1998).
  • 1929: Kelly, Irish actor (d. 2012).
  • 1931: Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018).
  • 1933: María Antonieta Lozano Glockner, Mexican pianist and pedagogue (d. 2017).
  • 1934: Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer.
  • 1941: Rosa Morena, Spanish singer and actress.
  • 1943: Oscar D’León, Venezuelan singer.
  • 1943: Howard Gardner, American psychologist.
  • 1944: Paolo Flores d’Arcais, Italian philosopher.
  • 1944: Rodolfo Motta, Argentine footballer and coach (d. 2014).
  • 1949: Francisco Hernández Ramírez, Costa Rican soccer player (f. 2019).
  • 1950: Bruce McGill, American actor.
  • 1951: Bonnie Pointer, American singer, of the band The Pointer Sisters.
  • 1951: Miguel Ángel Polti, Argentine guerrilla assassinated in the Trelew Massacre (d. 1972).
  • 1951: Evelyn Scheidl, Argentine television host and former model.
  • 1953: Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mexican actress.
  • 1953: Mindy Sterling, American actress.
  • 1954: Alejandro Camacho, Mexican actor.
  • 1954: Alfonso Durazo Montaño, Mexican politician.
  • 1956: Andrés Vicente, Argentine actor.
  • 1956: Sela Ward, American actress.
  • 1957: Peter Murphy, British musician, of the Bauhaus band.
  • 1958: Hugo Sánchez, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1959: Richie Sambora, American musician, of the band Bon Jovi.
  • 1959: Suzanne Vega, American singer.
  • 1959: Sandy West, American singer, songwriter and drummer, of the all-female band The Runaways (d. 2006).
  • 1960: María Isabel Crespo, Ecuadorian news anchor and journalist.
  • 1960: Jafar Panahi, Iranian filmmaker
  • 1961: Esperanza Elipe, Spanish actress.
  • 1961: Laurence Golborne, Chilean politician.
  • 1962: Juanma Suárez Fernández, Spanish singer and bassist of the Eskorbuto group.
  • 1963: José Carlos Carmona, writer and Spanish conductor.
  • 1963: Lisa Rinna, American actress.
  • 1964: Craig Charles, British actor.
  • 1965: Scott Shriner, American bassist, of the band Weezer.
  • 1966: Melanie Appleby, British singer-songwriter (d. 1990).
  • 1966: Greg Grunberg, American actor.
  • 1966: Cheb Mami, Algerian singer.
  • 1966: Flavia Palmiero, actress and Argentine television host.
  • 1970: Justin Chambers, American actor.
  • 1971: Leisha Hailey, American actress.
  • 1972: Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan politician.
  • 1972: Michael Rosenbaum, American actor.
  • 1973: Andrew Bird, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1974: Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1974: André Ooijer, Dutch footballer.
  • 1975: Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Lil ’Kim, American rapper.
  • 1975: Samer El Nahhal, Finnish musician, member of the Lordi band.
  • 1976: Eduardo Nájera, Mexican basketball player.
  • 1977: Iván de Pineda, model and Argentine television host.
  • 1977: Abel Buades, Spanish footballer.
  • 1977: Tomonobu Hayakawa, Japanese footballer.
  • 1978: Alberto Ortega, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1979: Marina Gatell, Spanish actress.
  • 1979: Francisco Javier Lledó, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Raio Piiroja, Estonian footballer.
  • 1980: Theodore Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler.
  • 1982: Alexander Madlung, German footballer.
  • 1983: Marie Serneholt, Swedish singer, of the band A * Teens.
  • 1984: Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1984: Ben Spies, American motorcycle racer, Superbike champion.
  • 1984: Rachael Taylor, Australian-American actress.
  • 1984: Martin Lanig, German footballer.
  • 1985: Roberto Román Triguero, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985: Orestis Karnezis, Greek footballer.
  • 1985: Geoff Cameron, American footballer.
  • 1986: Raúl García Escudero, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986: Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer.
  • 1986: Hirotaku Hagiwara, Japanese footballer.
  • 1987: Yōta Akimoto, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1987: Pedro Bautista, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1988: Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model.
  • 1989: David Henrie, American actor.
  • 1989: Renán Addles, Panamanian soccer player.
  • 1989: Aden Flint, English footballer.
  • 1990: Adam Jezierski, Polish actor.
  • 1990: Connor Paolo, American actor.
  • 1990: Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player.
  • 1994: Nina Nesbitt, Scottish singer.
  • 1994: Lucas Ocampos, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1996: Alessia Cara, Canadian singer.
  • 1997: Rasmus Nissen Kristensen, Danish footballer.
  • 1997: Kazuya Konno, Japanese footballer.
  • 1999: Andrés Martín García, Spanish footballer.
  • 2000: Darko Churlinov, Macedonian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 11 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 155: Pius I, Roman religious (n.100), pope between 142 and 155.
  • 472: Antemius, Roman Emperor (b. 420).
  • 969: Olga of Kiev, Russian ruler (b.890).
  • 1174: Amalaric I, Palestinian aristocrat (b. 1136), king of Jerusalem between 1162 and 1174.
  • 1302: Robert II of Artois, French aristocrat (b. 1250).
  • 1593: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527).
  • 1594: Gonzalo de Tapia, Spanish Jesuit priest, martyred in Mexico (b. 1561).
  • 1768: José Nebra, Spanish composer (b.1702).
  • 1865: Felipe Arana, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1786).
  • 1903 – William Ernest Henley, British poet and writer (b. 1849).
  • 1909: Simon Newcomb, American astronomer (b. 1835).
  • 1911: Carlos Arturo Torres, Colombian writer and politician (b. 1867).
  • 1920: Eugenia de Montijo, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1826), wife of Napoleon III.
  • 1936: Prudencia Ayala, Salvadoran writer (b. 1885).
  • 1937: George Gershwin (38), American composer and pianist (b.1898).
  • 1941 – Arthur Evans, British archaeologist (b.1851).
  • 1959: Pedro Sangro, Spanish politician and economist (b. 1878).
  • 1970: Agustín Muñoz Grandes, Spanish military and politician (b. 1896).
  • 1971: Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican motor racing driver (b.1940).
  • 1973: José Joe Baxter, Argentine guerrilla (b.1940).
  • 1973: Robert Ryan, American actor (b.1909).
  • 1973: Adrián Viudes Guirao, Spanish politician and businessman (b. 1880).
  • 1974: Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, 1951 Nobel Prize Winner (b. 1891).
  • 1982: David Aguilar Cornejo, Peruvian politician (b.1902).
  • 1975: José Añón, Spanish businessman and Uruguayan sports leader (b. Around 1910).
  • 1985 – George Duvivier, American double bass player and composer (b.1920).
  • 1986: Enrique Mono Villegas, Argentine pianist (b.1913).
  • 1987: Avi Ran, Israeli soccer player (b.1963).
  • 1989: Laurence Olivier, British actor (b.1907).
  • 1989: Magda Portal, Peruvian writer (b.1900).
  • 1991: Eduardo Livas Villarreal, Mexican lawyer and politician (b.1911).
  • 1992: José P. Saldaña, historian, writer and Mexican military man (b. 1891).
  • 1993: Mario Bauzá, Cuban musician and composer (b.1911).
  • 1994 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, creator of the CP / M operating system (b. 1942).
  • 1994: Vicente Cano, Spanish poet (b.1927).
  • 1997: Dimas Costa, Brazilian poet, folklorist, composer, actor, radio and television announcer (b.1920).
  • 1998: Oscar Flores Tapia, Mexican politician (b. 1913).
  • 2000: Pedro Mir, Dominican national poet (b.1913).
  • 2004: Rosa Rosen, Argentine actress (b.1916).
  • 2005: Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (b. 1965).
  • 2005: Jesús Iglesias, Argentine Formula 1 driver (b.1922).
  • 2006: Oscar Moro, Argentine drummer (b.1948).
  • 2007: Lady Bird Johnson, American journalist, teacher, political activist and businesswoman, wife of Lyndon B. Johnson (b.1912).
  • 2007: Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian president (b.1913).
  • 2007: Félix Acaso, Spanish actor (b.1919).
  • 2008: Michael E. DeBakey, American Cardiovascular Surgeon and Investigator (b.1908).
  • 2008: Anatoli Pristavkin, Russian writer and activist (b.1931).
  • 2009: Arturo Gatti, boxer (b.1972).
  • 2010: Walter Hawkins, American singer and songwriter (b. 1949).
  • 2011: Hortensio Fernández Extravís, Spanish soccer player (b.1946).
  • 2011: George Lascelles, British aristocrat and businessman (b.1923).
  • 2012: Carlos Bermejo, Argentine actor (b.1947).
  • 2014: Charlie Haden, American double bass player (b.1937).
  • 2014: Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer, of the band Ramones (b.1952).
  • 2015: Satoru Iwata, Japanese businessman, president of Nintendo (b.1959).
  • 2016: Carlos Guillermo Domínguez, Spanish writer, journalist, producer and screenwriter (b.1925).
  • 2016: Emma Cohen, Spanish actress (b.1946).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 11 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • United Nations
    • World Population Day.
  • Argentina
    • Bandoneón Day.
  • Chile
    • National Journalist Day.
  • Mexico
    • National Forest Fire Fighter Day.
    • Acámbaro, Guanajuato – Baker’s Day.
  • Nicaragua
    • Day of the Liberal Revolution of 1893.
  • Peru
    • University teacher’s day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 11 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Abundio of Córdoba
  • Saint Benedict of Nursia
  • Saint Drostan of Deer
  • Saint Hidulf of Trier
  • Saint Olga of Kiev
  • Saint Pius I

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 11 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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