Today in History: July 11

Today in History: July 11

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1302

An army of French knights, led by the Count of Artois, is routed by Flemish pikemen.

1346

Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.

1533

Henry VIII is excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII.

1708

The French are defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.

1786

Morocco agrees to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.

1799

An Anglo-Turkish armada bombards Napoleon Bonaparte's troops in Alexandria to no avail.

1862

President Abraham Lincoln appoints General Henry Halleck as general-in-chief of the Federal army.

1942

In the RAF's longest bombing raid of World War II, 44 British Lancaster bombers attack the Polish port of Danzig.

1972

American forces break the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.

1975

Archaeologists unearth an army of 8,000 life-size clay figures created more than 2,000 years ago for the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

1995

Full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and Vietnam.