July 11th

2011
The News of the World, a British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, closes after several allegations that the paper's journalists hacked into voicemail accounts belonging to not only a 13-year-old murder victim, but also the relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
News International phone hacking scandal
2010
FIFA World Cup Final is held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Netherlands and Spain fought out for the prestigious football trophy. Spain won the match 1-0 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
2010 FIFA World Cup
2007
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson died in Austin, Texas, at age 94.
Lady Bird Johnson
2006
Mumbai train bombings. Over 200 people were killed and about 700 people were injured in a series of bombings on Mumbai city trains.
2006 Mumbai train bombings
1995
7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
Srebrenica massacre
1989
Actor Laurence Olivier died.
Laurence Olivier
1979
The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
Skylab
1977
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to advance civil rights.
Martin Luther King Jr.
1960
To Kill a Mockingbird is first published as Atticus. Harper Lee's classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning book is about racial inequality during the Great Depression.
To Kill a Mockingbird
1955
The Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.
United States Air Force Academy
1952
The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
1952 Republican National Convention
1944
Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
United States presidential election, 1944
1914
Major League Baseball debut of Babe Ruth. George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr., one of the world's most well-known professional baseball player started his major league baseball career with the Boston Red Sox.
Babe Ruth
1900
Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport.
Charlotte Cooper (tennis)
1864
Confederate general Jubal A. Early and his troops attacked Washington, DC. They retreated the next day, ending the Confederate threat to occupy the capital.
Battle of Monocacy
1859
Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
Big Ben
1804
A duel between two leading American politicians claims the life of one. United States Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton ended a life-long feud with a duel. Hamilton was fatally wounded and died the next day.
Burr–Hamilton duel
1798
The U.S. Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress.
History of the United States Marine Corps
1767
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass.
John Quincy Adams
1533
Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
Henry VIII of England
1405
Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
Zheng He