Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 11

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This is a list of selected July 11 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium; refimprove
; Naadam begins in Mongolia refimprove section
1789French Revolution: Jacques Necker was dismissed as Director-General of Finances of France, sparking public demonstrations in Paris that led to the Storming of the Bastille three days later. refimprove section (list of works)
1811 – Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro published a hypothesis on the molecular content of gases, now known as Avogadro's law. Avogadro: Needs more footnotes; Avogadro's law: refimprove; date not in either article
1882Anglo-Egyptian War: British naval forces began their bombardment of Alexandria against Urabi forces. unreferenced sections
1889Tijuana, the westernmost city in Mexico, was founded. cleanup section
1893 – Japanese entrepreneur and inventor Mikimoto Kōkichi first created the hemispherical cultured pearl. refimprove section, date not cited
1921 – The Irish War of Independence ended with a truce, resulting in negotiations that eventually led to the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the establishment of the Irish Free State. refimprove section
1940 – French World War I veteran Philippe Pétain became Chief of State of Vichy France. refimprove section
1947 – The passenger ship Exodus departed France with the intent of taking Jewish emigrants to British-controlled Palestine. refimprove
1957Prince Karīm al-Hussaynī succeeded Sultan Mahommed Shah as the Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. unreferenced section, lots of CN tags
1978 – A tanker truck loaded with 23 tons of highly flammable liquid propylene caught fire and exploded in Alcanar, Spain, killing 217 people and severely burning 200 others. refimprove
1995Bosnian Genocide: Bosnian Serb forces began the Srebrenica massacre in the region of Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, eventually killing an estimated total of 8,000 Bosniaks. refimprove section
2006 – A series of seven bombs exploded over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, killing 209 people and injuring over 700 others. refimprove sections
Kitty O'Brien Joyner (b. 1916) just appeared on DYK 2019-06-10


July 11

Statue of Yagan
Statue of Yagan

Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1866) · Boris Grigoriev (b. 1886) · Pedro Rodríguez (d. 1971)

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