The Punch

TODAY IN HISTORY

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July 11, 1811

- Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir on the molecular content of gases

July 11, 1877

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

July 11, 1899

- Fiat founded by Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, Italy

July 11, 1900

- Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the first female Olympic tennis champion and the first individual female Olympic champion in any sport

July 11, 1953

- leon Spinks, who, like his brother Michael, won a world boxing title—the first set of brothers to do so—was born in St. louis, Missouri.

July 11, 1962

- Fred Baldasare is first to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)

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