1776 ~ CAPTAiN JAMES COOK began his 3rd and last voyage on the 11th July 1776. James Cook commanded HMS Resolution for the 2nd time while Captain Charles Clerke commanded HMS Discovery. The voyage was planned to return Omai to Tahiti, and discover the Northwest Passage. On this voyage, James Cook became the 1st European to visit the Hawaiian Islands (1778). He also named the Archipelago the Sandwich Islands after the 4th Earl of Sandwich the acting 1st Lord of the Admiralty.
1801 ~ JEAN-LOUiS PONS the French astronomer, made his 1st comet discovery on the 11th day of July in 1801. In the following 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, which is more than any other person in history.
1886 ~ BORiS GRiGORiEV the Russian painter, was born on the 11th day of July in 1886 (died in 1939)
1893 ~ The 1st cultured PEARL was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto on the 11th day of July in 1893.
1914 ~ BABE RUTH made his debut in Major League Baseball on the 11th day of July in 1914.
1916 ~ REG VARNEY the English actor best known as Stan Butler in On the Buses, was born on the 11th day of July in 1916 (died 2008 aged 92).
1916 ~ GOUGH WHiTLAM the 21st Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 11th day of July in 1916.
1918 ~ VENETiA BURNEY the namer of the dwarf planet Pluto, was born on the 11th day of July in 1918 (died in 2009 aged 90).
1920 ~ YUL BRYNNER the Russian born actor was born on the 11th day of July in 1920 (died in 1985 aged 65).
1922 ~ The HOLLYWOOD BOWL opened on the 11th day of July in 1922.
1930 ~ SiR DONALD BRADMAN the Australian cricketer, scored a world record of 309 runs in one day, on the 11th day of July in 1930. Bradman also achieved the highest individual Test innings of 334, while breaking the world record for runs, during the Test match against England.
1934 ~ GiORGiO ARMANi the Italian fashion designer was born on the 11th day of July in 1934.
1950 ~ BONNiE POiNTER the American singer from The POiNTER SiSTERS was born on the 11th day of July in 1950.
1959 ~ SUZANNE VEGA the American singer was born on the 11th day of July in 1959. Suzanne Vega’s highest charting hit at #3 in the United States was the song “Luka”, which she wrote and released in 1987…
1959 ~ RiCHiE SAMBORA the American rock guitarist from BON JOVi was born on the 11th day of July in 1959.
1953 ~ LEON SPiNKS the American former boxing champion, was born on the 11th day of July in 1953.
1960 ~ TO KiLL a MOCKiNGBiRD by Harper Lee was 1st published on the 11th day of July in 1960.
1962 ~ The 1st transatlantic satellite television transmission happened on the 11th day of July in 1962.
1963 ~ LiSA RiNNA the American actress best known as Billie Reed on Days of our Lives and Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, was born on the 11th day of July in 1963.
1966 ~ MiCK MOLLOY the Australian comedian was born on the 11th day of July in 1966.
1975 ~ LiL’ KiM the American rapper was born on the 11th day of July in 1975.
1977 ~ MARTiN LUTHER KiNG, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the 11th day of July in 1977.
1979 ~ SKYLAB, America’s 1st space station was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on the 11th day of July in 1979.
1980 ~ 92.3 EON FM started broadcasting on air on the 11th July 1980. EON FM was Australia’s first commercial FM station, know known as Triple M.
1980 ~ TYSON KiDD the Canadian professional wrestler was born on the 11th day of July in 1980.
1984 ~ RACHAEL TAYLOR the Australian actress and model, was born in Launceston, Tasmania on the 11th July 1984. Rachael made her leading role debut in the Australian program headLand. Later she made the transition to Hollywood, and appeared in films such as Transformers, Shutter, and Splinterheads. Rachael Taylor played the role of Nancy in the movie Red Dog. Rachael Taylor’s Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/_Rachael_Taylor
1987 ~ WORLD POPULATiON DAY was inspired by the public interest in 5 Billion Day, on the 11th day of July in 1987, when the world’s population reached 5 billion people. World Population Day is an annual event to raise awareness of global population issues. World Population Day 2012 Theme is “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services”. The world population reached 7 billion on the 31st october in 2011. Visit UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund website: www.unfpa.org. See the current live population clock at www.WorldOmeters.info/world-population/
1990 ~ MONA BARTHEL the champion German tennis player was born on the 11th day of July in 1990.
1990 ~ GEORGE CRAiG the singer from British indie rock band ONE NiGHT ONLY was born on the 11th day of July in 1990. One Night Only’s 1st single “You and Me” was released in 2007.
1990 ~ CONNOR PAOLO the American actor was born on the 11th day of July in 1990. Connor Paolo is best known as Declan Porter in Revenge, plus Eric van der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl series, and also his work in the Oliver Stone films, World Trade Center and Alexander.
1990 ~ CAROLiNE WOZNiACKi the champion Danish tennis player was born on the 11th day of July in 1990.
199* ~ TYSON STEiN aka Spoon the former child actor and dancer, was born on the 11th day of July. Tyson starred as the young version of the main character Paul Morris, in the 2000 Australian movie Sensitive New Age Killer aka SNAK
Tyson Stein at the age of 10 can be seen in the start of the Sensitive New Age Killer alternative movie trailer. These days Tyson devotes his time to a career away from the entertainment industry, while continuing playing basketball.
1992 ~ KARiSE EDEN the Australian soul singer was born in Gosford, New South Wales on the 11th July 1992. Karise Eden became the 1st winner of the first season of THE VOiCE in Australia, on the 18th day of June in 2012. Karise Eden’s official website: www.KariseEden.com | Karise Eden’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/KariseEdenMusic | YouTube video: Karise Eden’s 1st appearance on The Voice on the 15th of April in 2012, singing the classic song “It’s A Man’s Man’s World”…
YouTube video: Karise Eden performing her last song on the grand finale night, prior to the announcement of The Voice’s first Australian winner, on the 18th of June in 2012…
YouTube video: Sunrise story about Karise Eden on the morning after The Voice grand final…
Today in History for July 11th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…