July 11th

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
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
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson died in Austin, Texas, at age 94.
Lady Bird Johnson
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
7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
Srebrenica massacre
Actor Laurence Olivier died.
Laurence Olivier
The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
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.
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
The Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.
United States Air Force Academy
The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
1952 Republican National Convention
Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
United States presidential election, 1944
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
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)
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
Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
Big Ben
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
The U.S. Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress.
History of the United States Marine Corps
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass.
John Quincy Adams
Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
Henry VIII of England
Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
Zheng He