July 11 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 11 History Highlights
Worl Population Day
The number of people on earth has grown from one billion to over eight and a half billion in the last 200 years! The global population reached 7.9 million in 2021 and is expected to continue to grow.
This dramatic growth has been driven largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to reproductive age and has been accompanied by major changes in fertility rates, increasing urbanization, and accelerating migration. The recent past has seen enormous changes in fertility rates and life expectancy. In the early 1970s, women had on average 4.5 children each; by 2015, total fertility for the world had fallen to below 2.5 children per woman. Meanwhile, average global lifespans have risen, from 64.6 years in the early 1990s to 72.6 years in 2019. (UN)
July 11 is…
|All American Pet Photo Day
Free Slurpee Day
International Essential Oils Day
Make Your Own Sundae Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day
National Cheer up the Lonely Day
National Mojito Day
National Rainier Cherries Day
National Swimming Pool Day
World Population Day
July 11 Birthday Quotes
“Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first.”
“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”
“Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.”
“Now that I’m gone, I tell you, don’t smoke.”
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
“Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can’t erase it.”
“Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory.”
July 11 Birthdays
|154 – Bardaisan, Syrian astrologer, scholar, and philosopher (died in 222)
1274 – Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (died in 1329)
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (died in 1848)
1899 – E.B. White, American essayist and journalist (died in 1985)
1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian-American actor and dancer (died in 1985)
1930 – Harold Bloom, American literary critic (died in 2019)
1931 – Thurston Harris, American doo-wop singer (died in 1990)
1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (died in 2018)
1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company
1950 – Bonnie Pointer, American singer (died in 2020)
1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer
1953 – Mindy Sterling, American actress
1956 – Sela Ward, American actress
1959 – Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter
1963 – Lisa Rinna, American actress
1975 – Lil’ Kim, American rapper
1990 – Connor Paolo, American actor
1993 – Rebecca Bross, American gymnast
1996 – Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter
July 11 History
|1796 – The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1798 – The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War).
1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, was founded.
1893 – The first cultured pearl was created under the direction of Kokichi Mikimoto, in Japan.
1921 – Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court – the only person ever to hold both offices.
1922 – The Daisy Dell reopened as The Hollywood Bowl.
1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published in the United States.
1960 – #1 Hit July 11, 1960 – July 17, 1960: Hollywood Argyles – Alley-Oop
The Newlywed Game premiered on ABC.
1970 – #1 Hit July 11, 1970 – July 24, 1970: Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
1972 – The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky began.
1973 – Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 onboard. In response, the FAA (The Federal Aviation Authority) banned smoking on flights.
1975 – Chinese archeologists announced the uncovering of a 3-acre burial mound concealing 6000 clay statues of warriors. The “Terracotta Army” and their regalia dating from 221 to 206 BC, near the ancient capital of Xian.
1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1979 – America’s first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1987 – #1 Hit July 11, 1987 – July 31, 1987: Heart – Alone
1991 – The ‘eclipse of the century ‘ solar eclipse cast a shadow stretching 9,000 miles from Hawaii to South America, lasting nearly seven minutes in some areas.
June 11, 2001 – Game Boy Advance released, Video Game Console
July 11, 2008 – The Apple iPhone 3G was released.
2009 – #1 Hit July 11, 2009 – October 16, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
2011 – Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, completed its first full rotation of the sun since its discovery in 1846.
2012 – Astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
The license plate number on the Ghostbusters’ car was ECTO-1
When you see a couple kissing at the end of a Christmas movie, they are being covered in potato flakes (fake snow).
Nigeria would be a much richer country if foreigners didn’t keep winning their lottery.
“What is this? A freakout?” – Violet Beauregarde #moviequotes
Every single one of your favorite things started out with you trying something new. #takearisk
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
Useless Pronunciation: T as in tea
“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
The cans of “Bernard Dehydrated Water” that you see floating around the Internet, are actually a real product. Bernard Food Industries created the product as a gag that store owners could display in stores to give customers a laugh.
The word “unfriend” appeared in print in 1659.
“..and I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.” – Lord Voldemort
“Cops and women don’t mix. It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.” – Frank Drebin #moviequotes
When I was a child I always hoped that the alien that found my balloon was happy.
A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself.
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