July 11 in Pop Culture History

July 11 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

July 11 History Highlights

  • 1804 – Arron Burr (US Vice-President) and Alexander Hamilton had a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton was killed and Burr’s political plans ended.
  • 1914 – Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox.
  • 1979Skylab (82 tons) fell to Earth, mainly over the Indian Ocean and Australia. There were no casualties.
  • 1987 – Matej Gaspar was born inYugoslavia. He was the official 5 Billionth person on Earth at that time.
  • If you were born on July 11th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… October 18th (prior year) 

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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1804 – 1 billion people
1927 – 2 billion people
1960 – 3 billion people
1974 – 4 billion people
1987 – 5 billion people
1999 – 6 billion people
2012 – 7 billion people

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)

World Population Growth

July 11 is…

All American Pet Photo Day
Bowdler’s 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.”
– E.B. White

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”
– Giorgio Armani

“Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.”
– Harold Bloom

“Now that I’m gone, I tell you, don’t smoke.”
– Yul Brynner

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams

“Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can’t erase it.”
– E.B. White

“Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory.”
– Giorgio Armani

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

The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under the terms of the Jay Treaty.

The United States Marine Corps was re-established (they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War).

Tijuana, Mexico, was founded.

The first cultured pearl was created under the direction of Kokichi Mikimoto in Japan.

Former President William Howard Taft is sworn in as the 10th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court – the only person ever to hold both offices.

The Daisy Dell reopened as The Hollywood Bowl.

Mount Lucania – 17,257 ft (5,260 m) – Yukon, Canada – First ascent: July 11, 1937 by Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published in the United States.

#1 Hit July 11, 1960 – July 17, 1960: Hollywood Argyles – Alley-Oop

The Newlywed Game
premiered on ABC.

#1 Hit July 11, 1970July 24, 1970: Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

The first World Chess Championship 1972 game between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky began.

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.

Chinese archeologists announced uncovering of a 3-acre burial mound concealing 6000 clay statues of warriors. The “Terracotta Army” and their regalia date from 221 to 206 BC, near the ancient capital of Xian.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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

#1 Hit July 11, 1987 – July 31, 1987: Heart – Alone

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.

Game Boy Advance released, Video Game Console

The Apple iPhone 3G was released.

#1 Hit July 11, 2009October 16, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, completed its first full rotation of the sun since its discovery in 1846.

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 covered in potato flakes (fake snow).

Nigeria would be much richer if foreigners didn’t keep winning the 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 “Bernard Dehydrated Water” cans floating around the Internet are not real products. Bernard Food Industries created the product as a gag that store owners could display to make customers 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.
Prime Days include:
July: 7/2 ,7/3 ,7/5 ,7/7 ,7/11 ,7/13 ,7/17 ,7/19 ,7/23 ,7/29 ,7/31

November: 11/2 ,11/3 ,11/5 ,11/7 ,11/11 ,11/13 ,11/17 ,11/19 ,11/23

February: 2/2 ,2/3 ,2/5 ,2/7 ,2/11 ,2/13 ,2/17 ,2/19 ,2/23 ,2/29/17, 2/29/19, 2/29/23, 2/29/29

March: 3/2 ,3/3 ,3/5 ,3/7 ,3/11 ,3/13 ,3/17 ,3/19 ,3/23 ,3/29 ,3/31

May: 5/2 ,5/3 ,5/5 ,5/7 ,5/11 ,5/13 ,5/17 ,5/19 ,5/23 ,5/29 ,5/31

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