July 11: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 11



July 11th observes Free Slurpee Day as well as World Population Day.

We made it to day 193 of the year, and there are 173 days remaining until the end of 2024.

July 11 in years gone by shaped the way we live right now today. You’re about to find out why!

Did you know that on this day in 1987, the earth’s population reached 5 billion? The UN assigned Matej Gaspar, a baby in Zagreb, as the 5 billionth person in the world.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 11th in history!


What memorable events happened on July 11 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Italy won their second EUFA Euro soccer title after defeating England in penalty shootouts.


American comedy-drama “Orange Is the New Black” was released on Netflix.

OTD in 2013: American comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black" was released on Netflix.

The series ran for sevens seasons, with the last being released on July 26, 2019.


A series of seven bomb blasts killed 209 people in Mumbai, India.

The bombings took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai.


Jamaican-American singer Shaggy released his third album, “Boombastic.”

With over 20,000 copies sold in its first week of release, Boombastic peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.


The United Nations declared Matej Gaspar as the five billionth person in the world.


The Skylab, America’s first space station, was destroyed as it entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.


Martin Luther King Jr. posthumously received the US Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.

OTD in 1977: Martin Luther King Jr. posthumously received the US Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.


“Space Oddity” was released by David Bowie.

The single was released on this day due to Apollo 11 moon landing being launched a few days later, and the BBC played his song during the coverage.


Harper Lee’s book “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.


Legendary baseballer Babe Ruth made his Major League Baseball debut for the Boston Red Sox.


Charlotte Cooper won a gold medal, making her the first individual female Olympic champion.

OTD in 1900: Charlotte Cooper won a gold medal

On this day, Charlotte Cooper won Hélène Prévost in the women’s tennis singles tournament. She also won a gold medal in the mixed doubles.


The city of Tijuana in Mexico was founded.

The descendants of Santiago Argüello founded the city after the large ranch became a prosperous place to settle. Santiago Argüello was given the land in 1829. Tijuana is located on the Mexican and North American border and is situated north of Baja California on the Pacific coast. Tijuana is the second-largest city in Mexico.


Pope Clement VII excommunicated King Henry VIII of England for his terrible behavior.

King Henry VIII of England was known for his promiscuous personality and his many wives. Pope Clement VII gave King Henry many warnings and asked him to get his life back on track. However, things went too far when he married Anne Boleyn without being divorced from Catherine of Aragon.


Chinese mariner and explorer Zheng He set sail with his fleet to explore the world for the first time.

This was the start of Zheng He’s career as he went on to lead expeditions such as The Ming Treasure Voyages until 1433.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Alessia Cara? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Alessia Cara



Alessia Cara


27 years old

Born In:

Ontario, Canada


Lil’ Kim



Lil' Kim


49 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


David Henrie



David Henrie


34 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Greg Grunberg



Greg Grunberg


57 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.


Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American Polymath

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

July 11: World Population Day

World Population Day

The world faces ever-increasing overpopulation problems as each day goes by. World Population Day was created to raise awareness of this global crisis, so educate yourself on the topic today and share it with everyone who’ll listen to you!

July 11: Free Slurpee Day
United States

Free Slurpee Day

We are guessing that you’re a fan of Slurpees? Well, guess what? Today is your lucky day because you can grab one totally free from any 7-Eleven store today as we celebrate Free Slurpee Day!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Puma, cougar, and mountain lion are names for the same animal. The scientific name is puma, but they are more commonly referred to as cougars.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on July 11th shares the star sign of Cancer.

Cancers tend to have excellent listening skills and show a genuine interest in people. Because of this, Cancers generally do well as therapists, bodyworkers, and energy healers.

Ruby is the birthstone given to those who were born during July. Ruby was regarded as the “king of gems” by the ancient Hindus and is traditionally a favored gem by royal families worldwide.

If you were born on this day, you would likely have been conceived on or around October 18th of the previous year.

The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around April 3rd, 2025.

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