On This Day In History, 11 July


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World Events Today

  • In a duel, Aaron Burr, the Vice President of the United States, shot and killed Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, today in 1804
  • Seven terrorist bomb attacks across the rail network of Mumbai killed over 200 people today in 2006
  • Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, better known as the Mexican drug lord “El Chapo”, escaped from prison for the second time today in 2015, it took 6 months to find and re-arrest him

Entertainment Events Today

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, the classic novel by the American author Harper Lee, was published today in 1960, it went on to win the Pulitzer Prize
  • In extra-time, Spain beat The Netherlands 1-0 today in 2010, to win the 19th FIFA World Cup Final which was held in South Africa
  • The comedy-drama television series Orange Is the New Black, based on Piper Kerman’s memoirs, was aired for the first time today in 2013 on Netflix

Family Events Today

  • The Scottish legend Robert the Bruce, who would become the King of Scots, was born today in 1274
  • The Russian actor Yuliy Borisovich Briner, better known as Yul Brynner, star of The King and I and The Ten Commandments, was born today in 1920
  • The Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani was born today in 1934 in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna

Main Event Today

  • Waterloo, London’s busiest railway station, opened today in 1948

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Mojito Day

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