A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 11th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 11, 1893, after five years of work and nearly broke, Mikimoto Kokichi finally produced cultured pearls, starting a new industry and providing high quality pearls to the masses.
On July 11, 1893, Mikimoto Kokochi of Japan invented a way to make cultured pearls, making pearl jewelry available to millions of women.
On July 11, 1914, the major league career of George Herman Ruth began, with Ruth pitching for the victory of the Red Sox over the Cleveland Naps.
On July 11, 1921, Former President William Howard Taft was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming the only person to ever serve as President and Supreme Court Justice.
On July 11, 1979, America’s first space station, Skylab, reentered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
On July 11, 1987, the human population of the Earth hit 5 billion, known appropriately as “5 Billion Day.”
On July 11, 2015, the man called “El Chapo” (Shorty), Joaquin Guzman, escaped from Mexican prison via a mile long 30 foot deep tunnel equipped with ventilation, rail tracks, and a motorcycle.
On July 11, 2016, we ran an article we called Scumbag of the Year Awards (First Half) 2016.
On July 11, 2019, the annual frozen drink concoction promotion held by convenience store chain 7-Eleven was celebrated by giving away a free Slurpee to customers.
On July 11, 2022, we took another look at a sordid subject with an eye on the first half of 2022.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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