HISTORY
11 July 2021: This day in history

1405: Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail on his first major expedition, to the Spice Islands, leading 208 vessels, including 62 treasure ships with 27,800 sailors

1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII

1818: English poet John Keats writes “In the Cottage Where Burns is Born”, “Lines Written in the Highlands”, and “Gadfly”

1877: Kate Edger becomes New Zealand’s first woman graduate and first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts

1944: Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States

1995: 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN ‘safe haven’ of Srebrenica

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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