Historical Events for July 11.

1405 – Chinese fleet commander Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time.
1533 – Pope Clement VII excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII
1616 – Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1801 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
1811 – Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.
1848 – London’s Waterloo Station opens
1859 – Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is published
1919 – Eight-hour working day and free Sunday made into law in the Netherlands.
1936 – Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx and Queens opens
1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
1960 – Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
1962 – 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1975 – Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1984 – England’s MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe


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