July 11 is the 192nd day of the year There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
+ 1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
+ 1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
+ 1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
+ 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
+ 1921 – Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
+ 1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.
+ 1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
( Births )
+ 1767 – John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
+ 1950 – Bonnie Pointer, American singer
+ 1953 – Leon Spinks, American boxer