Monday 11 July 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kase Murray .
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, directed by David Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Toon Time.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain America: Super Soldier or Dance Dance Revolution II.
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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Kase Murray: American child of noted family, Kase is the first-born child of singer Jewel and her husband, professional bull rider Ty Murray.
- Protesters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the 2011 Syrian uprising break into the United States embassy in Damascus and try to break into the French embassy. (''The Australian'')
- Pakistan jails a doctor who helped the US Central Intelligence Agency confirm that Osama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad. (McClatchy)
- Sanofi announces positive results of the late-stage trial of Lemtrada, its new multiple sclerosis treatment. (Press Release)
- The death toll from a train crash in India's Uttar Pradesh state rises to 69. (''Economic Times'')
- Captured explosives from Iran stored in a Cyprus Navy base munitions dump catches fire, when a wildfire reached the military base, causing massive explosions. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- The head of the Cyprus Navy, Andreas Ioannides and the Commander of the Evangelos Florakis Navy Base, Lambros Lambrou, are reportedly killed in the blast. (''BBC News'')
- Heavy thunderstorms with 75 mph winds, in the US city of Chicago, Illinois, cut power and disrupt transport. (''Chicago Tribune'')
- The Israeli parliament passes a controversial law that will punish any Israeli individual or organisation boycotting West Bank settlements. (BBC)
- The Republic of Korea Air Force announces that it will conduct regular midair refuelling drills with the United States Air Force commencing later this year. (Yonhap News)
- Canada will boycott the United Nations Conference on Disarmament to protest against North Korea being named its chair. (CBC)
- News International privacy breaches
- Ten members of the British royal family including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are believed to be among the victims of the ''News of the World'' phone hacking affair. (''The Guardian'')
- British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt refers News Corporation's bid to take full control of BSkyB to the Competition Commission. (BBC)
- Twenty-three people allegedly linked to the Mexican Los Zetas Cartel are indicted in the US state of Colorado for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana in the United States. (Reuters)
- Baseballer Robinson Canó of the New York Yankees wins the 2011 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. (ESPN)
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