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2006 India Bombing Campaign Mumbai
11th July 2006 : Bombay terrorist attack on trains kills more than 160 people and injures a further 460 when seven bombs are detonated on the train network in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai . The blasts were said to be carried out by members of the radical group Students Islamic Movement of India.
1924 Turkey Round The World Flight
Jul. 11th : American Fliers attempting a round the world flight have arrived at Constantinople ( now called Istanbul )in good health and high spirits.
1924 Denmark Greenland Treaty Signed
Jul. 11th 1924 : Norway and Denmark have reached agreement and signed a treaty on their respective interests in Greenland and also includes mechanisms for future disputes, this follows a long war of words between the two nations over Greenland.
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1944 U.S.A. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
11th July 1944 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that he would accept a nomination to run for president of the United States for the fourth time
1953 U.S.A. Polio Vaccine Takes Off
Jul. 11th 1953: The growing number of victims affected by Polio is encouraging parents to bring children to Polio Vaccination clinics around the country in ever increasing numbers in the greatest mass inoculation in history hoping to stop the spread of the deadly disease ( Infantile Paralysis ) .
On the same day in 1977
The Medal of Freedom was awarded to Doctor Jonas E. Salk for his work on battling poliomyelitis / Polio.
1955 U.S.A. 'In God We Trust'
Jul. 11th 1955 : President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring use of the inscription 'In God We Trust' on all paper money.
1967 U.S.A. Heatwave Nebraska
Jul. 11th 1967 : Following periods of extremely hot weather reaching 103 degrees large areas of Nebraska were without power due to failure of key components for up to 5hrs
1977 U.S.A. Rev Martin Luther King Jr
Jul. 11th 1977 : The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony and presented by President Jimmy Carter.
The citation accompanying the medal was
" Martin Luther King, Jr., was the conscience of his generation. He gazed upon the great wall of segregation and saw that the power of love could bring it down. From the pain and exhaustion of his fight to fulfill the promises of our founding fathers for our humblest citizens, he wrung his eloquent statement of his dream for America. He made our nation stronger because he made it better. His dream sustains us yet."
Signed, Jimmy Carter.
1978 Spain Truck Crash Kills 200
11th July 1978 : A truck carrying liquid gas crashes into a campsite, crowded with holiday makers, in San Carlos de la Rapita, Spain. The truck and liquid gas exploded killing more than 200 people.
1979 Australia Skylab Debris Lands Over Australia
Jul. 11th 1979: Parts of Skylab, The US first space station, after breaking up in the atmosphere showers burning debris over Australia and into the Indian Ocean .
1985 U.S.A. Coke Changes Formula
Jul. 11th 1985 : The Coca Cola company makes one of worst decisions in marketing history when it decides to change it's original formula and introduces "New Coke", this was a resounding flop and the public did not like the taste, after just a short period the old coke product was reintroduced as "Classic Coke" .
1987 Yugoslavia 5 Billion People On Earth
Jul. 11th 1987 : Today for the first time in history the worlds population exceeded 5 billion when the UN Secretary General proclaimed the infant Matej Gasper born today as the 5 billionth person on earth.
1987 Australia Bob Hawke
11th July 1987 : Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and his labour party won for a third term in office
1998 France Three Tenors
Jul. 11th 1998 : The worlds most famous three tenors sing at the world cup open-air concert in Paris with a crowd of 100,000 people gathered around the Eiffel Tower. This is the third time the three tenors ( Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti ) have performed at World Cups ( Italy in 1990
and America in 1994 ) and their concert was watched by an estimated two billion people in 75 countries around the world.
2005 U.S.A. Hurricane Dennis
Jul. 11th 2005 : Hurricane Dennis the first major hurricane of the season strikes the northern Florida coast near Pensacola Beach, Florida with a storm surge of 15ft and cuts power for over 1/ million in Florida and Alabama. Following the storms path Florida, Mississippi and Alabama have been declared disaster zones. The hurricane struck Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti earlier in week leaving 21 dead and massive damage in it's path.
2007 Hong Kong Democratic Form of Government
Jul. 11th 2007 : Hong Kong’s government revealed multiple proposals for the formation of a Democratic form of government in the Chinese territory. When Britain returned the city to China after ruling over it for 150 years, an agreement was made between the two countries stating that Hong Kong was eventually supposed to be made into a democracy.
2008 U.S.A. Oil Hits All Time High
Jul. 11th 2008 : Oil hits an all time high of $147 a barrel following further missile testing by Iran in the middle east and concerns over oil supplies should tensions increase further between Iran and Israel over Iran's Nuclear program.
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2008 U.S.A. David Petraeus
Jul. 11th 2008 : United States General David Petraeus was confirmed by the United
States Senate as the head of United States military operations in the Middle East. General
Petraeus was formerly in charge of operations in Iraq.
2012 United States Presidential Candidate Romney Booed at NAACP
11th July, 2012 : Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was booed over comments he made while giving a speech to the NAACP, a US civil rights group. The comments that prompted the audience to boo the candidate were when he vowed to kill the Obama healthcare changes and after he stated that he would be a better president for African Americans.
2013 Burma 23 Jailed for Violence Involvement
Jul. 11th, 2013 : Twenty-three people were sentenced to jail for their involvement in Muslim-Buddhist violence that took place in Burma. Forty people were killed in the violence and twelve mosques were damaged.