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Famous Events For December 11

Famous Events For December 11 – Today In History

What Happened on December 11 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 11 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 11, 0359 – Honoratus takes oath of office as Chief of the City of Constantinople
2. December 11, 0384 – St Damasus I who became Catholic Pope in 366 died ending his rule
3. December 11, 1282 – Liywelyn ab Gruffydd/Liyelyn who took office in 1259, the last native Prince of Wales was killed near Builth Wells, south Wales.
4. December 11, 1395 – A male cross-dressing prostitute, John “Eleanor” Rykener was tried in a London court for committing the most heinous crime in medieval England. This is the only documented same-sex relationship (judgment now known)
5. December 11, 1419 – Nicolas Serrurier, a person who held views as opposed to the orthodox views deported from Florence

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6. December 11, 1477 – The many privileges granted to the states of The Netherlands were annulled by Duchess Maria of Burgundy
7. December 11, 1572 – Spanish army attack Haarlem
8. December 11, 1602 – The citizens of Geneva resisted the unannounced assault by the armies of the Duke of Savoy along with his brother-in-law, Philp III of Spin. This day is celebrated as Fete de I’Escalade
9. December 11, 1618 – Agreement for Peace agreed upon between Russia and Poland at Dailino
10. December 11, 1620 – The ship Mayflower with a crew of 30 onboard carried Pilgrims and landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
11. December 11, 1620 – Myles Standish, a military advisor, and a group of 18 settlers were assaulted by 30 Native Americans. This incident became famously known as the “First Encounter”
12. December 11, 1665 – festival of “Messiah” observed in Smyrna
13. December 11, 1688 – apprehending of King James II in Kent

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18th Century – What Happened on December 11 – The 1700s

14. December 11, 1710 – France defeats Habsburgers at the Battle of Villa Viciosa
15. December 11, 1719 – Display of polar lights in North American colonies (New England)
16. December 11, 1730 – debut performance of “Brutus” by Voltaire in Paris
17. December 11, 1792 – King Louis XVI of France was tried in a court for unlawful actions against the state

19th Century – December 11 This Day That Year – The 1800s

18. December 11, 1812 – publication of a daily on Curacao, an island in the Caribbean Sea (Curacao Gazette and Commercial Advertiser)
19. December 11, 1816 – attackers from Savoyard were prevented from citizens of Geneva
20. December 11, 1816 – Indiana admitted as the 19th state of the Union
21. December 11, 1844 – nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dental procedures at Hartford, Connecticut

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22. December 11, 1862 – The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by Robert E. Lee fought with the Union Army of the Potomac, led by Major General Ambrose Burnside at Fredricksburg in Virginia
23. December 11, 1866 – yacht competition across the Atlantic Ocean conducted for the first time
24. December 11, 1872 – appointment of Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, the first African American as US Governor in Louisiana
25. December 11, 1878 – A final notice was issued to the Zulu Kingdom by British high commissioner Henry Bartle Frere to surrender to the British king otherwise be prepared for a battle – Anglo-Zulu War
26. December 11, 1882 – premiere of “Iolanthe” by Gilbert & Sullivan at Boston’s Bijou Theatre, 1st American Theatre, with extensive use of electric bulbs
27. December 11, 1882 – first show in Paris of “Fedora” by Victorien Sardous, featuring Sarah Bernhardt
28. December 11, 1888 – failure of the French Panama Canal Company
29. December 11, 1893 – fishing ships numbering 11, drifted at Waden Sea with 22 killed

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 11 – The 1900s

30. December 11, 1902 – A trade agreement between the US and Cuba that permits a 20 percent rebate in import duty on imported Cuban merchandise
31. December 11, 1903 – Tibet invaded by the British defense under the command of MacDonald and Younghusband
32. December 11, 1905 – Rivadavis in Argentina recorded a temperature as high as 120 deg. F (49 deg. C)
33. December 11, 1905 – Campbell-Bannerman from the British Government
34. December 11, 1905 – Rebellion by workers leading to the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev
35. December 11, 1906 – insults in Congo were severely dealt with by US President Theodore Roosevelt
36. December 11, 1907 – inferno destroys the Parliament House in New Zealand
37. December 11, 1908 – the first show of “In a Summer Garden” by Frederick Delius in London
38. December 11, 1909 – presentation of color movie pictures at Madison Square Garden, NYC
39. December 11, 1909 – a friendly Canadian Football play between Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Rough Riders at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx was witnessed by 15,000 soccer fans. Ottawa Rough Riders were defeated, 11-6
40. December 11, 1913 – The famous painting “Mona Lisa” was traced 2 years after it was pilfered from Louvre Museum
41. December 11, 1914 – completion of the Stockton Street Tunnel in San Francisco
42. December 11, 1916 – David Lloyd George takes oath as British Prime minister
43. December 11, 1917 – execution of 13 black army men for taking active part in the uprising in Houston
44. December 11, 1917 – Lithuania under German control declared freedom from Russia
45. December 11, 1919 – The first monument built in honor of an agricultural pest, Boll weevil, bestowed in Enterprise, Alabama
46. December 11, 1925 – publication of a circular letter by Pope Pius XI on Quas Primas
47. December 11, 1926 – Queensland defeated New South Wales to achieve their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match
48. December 11, 1928 – The assassination attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover was prevented by the Buenos Aires constabulary
49. December 11, 1930 – shutting up of the Bank of the United States in New York City
50. December 11, 1931 – Japan comes out of the Gold Standard system
51. December 11, 1931 – Full law-making freedom to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and Newfoundland by an Act of Westminster
52. December 11, 1932 – A low temperature of 27 deg. F was registered in San Francisco and there was snowing
53. December 11, 1934 – The All-Star Play of 1935 allotted to Cleveland
54. December 11, 1934 – failed penalty shot by Conacher against Rangers in the 1st Toronto Maple Leaf play

55. December 11, 1934 – appointment of Ford C Frick as president of baseball’s National League
56. December 11, 1934 – floodlight baseball play permitted by National League (up to 7 games per home team)
57. December 11, 1936 – Broadcast of the abdication of the throne by the British King Edward VIII on radio to marry Wallis Simpson
58. December 11, 1937 – Toronto Argonauts defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 4-3 to achieve their 4th CFL Grey Cup title at Varsity Stadium, Toronto
59. December 11, 1937 – Italy comes out of the membership of the League of Nations
60. December 11, 1938 – New York Giants defeat Green Bay Packers, 23-17 in the presence of a maximum number of supporters (48,120) at the National Football League Championship
61. December 11, 1940 – Army Chief of Russian Army Georgy Zhukov cautions of the attack by Germans
62. December 11, 1941 – Discussions were held about the interstate first-class cricket matches between Australian state cricket associations, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, and the new Prime Minister John Curtin and decided to stop the matches during WWII
63. December 11, 1941 – The Dutch Administration in London decides to go to war with Italy
64. December 11, 1941 – Germany and its allies Italy announce war on the USA
65. December 11, 1941 – Johnny Mize, who would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame was traded by the Cardinals for 3 players plus an additional $50,000 to the NY Giants
66. December 11, 1941 – Wake Island assaulted by Japan
67. December 11, 1941 – Guam captured by Japan
68. December 11, 1942 – The Australian Dutch army trained in guerrilla warfare was sent to Timor near Australia
69. December 11, 1944 – 29 jailors were set free in an astonished outbreak on House of Keeping Axe
70. December 11, 1945 – Publication by the daily Het Parool its 1st Captain Rob-strip
71. December 11, 1946 – Hank Williams, singer, and song-writer commences recording his sons on Sterling label
72. December 11, 1946 – UN put on hold the membership of Spain
73. December 11, 1946 – Founding of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (Nobel 1965)
74. December 11, 1947 – premiere of the song “Angel in the Wings” by Bob Hilliard and Sigma at Coronet Theater NYC to give 308 shows
75. December 11, 1947 – An application for major league status by the Pacific Coast League was not accepted
76. December 11, 1948 – TV transmission channel 5 in Syracuse, NY inaugurated on CBS
77. December 11, 1948 – TV transmission channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee inaugurated on NBC
78. December 11, 1949 – Johnny Lujack of Chic Bear achieves 6 touchdowns against Chic Cards (52-29)
79. December 11, 1949 – Cleveland Browns defeat SF ‘49ers, 21-7 in AAFC Championship final
80. December 11, 1950 – TV Transmission channel 4 inaugurated in San Antonio, TX on NBC
81. December 11, 1950 – The contract renewal of Commissioner Chandler was rejected by the owners of Baseball with votes 9 against and 7 in favor
82. December 11, 1950 – first clarinet musical by Hindemith
83. December 11, 1950 – Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell for his research on nuclear processes and discovery of the pion
84. December 11, 1951 – baseball player Joe DiMaggio leaves playing baseball
85. December 11, 1951 – release of the single “The Wild Side of Life” by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billboard Song of the Year 1952)
86. December 11, 1953 – TV transmission channel 11 in Anchorage was the Alaska’s 1st TV station on CBS

87. December 11, 1954 – Connie Mach Stadium was sold to the Phillies
88. December 11, 1954 – naming of USS Forrestal in Newport News, Va
89. December 11, 1956 – parades in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland against Russia
90. December 11, 1958 – Prime Minister Drees steps down in the Netherlands after being Prime Minister from 1948 to 1958
91. December 11, 1958 – the first show of the play “JB” by Archibald MacLeish in NYC
92. December 11, 1959 – France grants freedom to Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso)
93. December 11, 1959 – Marv Thornberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer, and Norm Seibern were traded by NY Yankees for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley, and Joe Deasestri
94. December 11, 1959 – Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to Emilio G Segre for his research on antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle
95. December 11, 1960 – during the demonstrations in Algiers, 114 people lost their life – Black Sunday
96. December 11, 1960 – first performance of the musical, “Wildcat” by Cy Coleman and Carolyn with actress Lucille Ball in NYC
97. December 11, 1960 – personal best by Bernie Parrish of Cleveland for achieving the longest interception return with a 92-yard run
98. December 11, 1961 – premiere of “Please, Mr. Postman” by Marvelettes
99. December 11, 1961 – the musical collection, “Blue Hawaii” by Elvis Presley achieves the #1 position and continues its position at #1 for 20 weeks
100. December 11, 1961 – South Vietnam gets military assistance by way of helicopters and crews as authorized by JFK, President of the US
101. December 11, 1964 – an unidentified extremist throws a motor shell during the address by Che Guevara to the United Nations General Assembly in NYC
102. December 11, 1964 – Susan Sontag was recognized by “Time” as one of the brightest intelligentsias of Manhattan while reviewing her pioneering article “Notes on Camps”
103. December 11, 1965 – last show of “Anya” at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 presentations
104. December 11, 1965 – last show of “Yearling” after 3 shows at Alvin Theater NYC
105. December 11, 1966 – best achievement by AI Nelson for the NFL by returning missed field goals, 100 yards
106. December 11, 1967 – 170 people lost their lives during an earthquake of strength 6.5 in West India
107. December 11, 1967 – Contract between Beatles Apple Music with its first group – Grapefruit
108. December 11, 1967 – founding of the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
109. December 11, 1967 – “Concorde”, a trial product of the Supersonic aircraft was exhibited in France
110. December 11, 1967 – the first show of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” guided by Stanley Kramer, featuring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn in NYC (Hepburn chosen Best Actress for 1968)
111. December 11, 1968 – TV transmission channel 9 starts airing in El Centro, CA on CBS
112. December 11, 1968 – The NASL split was refused by the US Soccer Football Association
113. December 11, 1968 – William Craig, Home Affairs Minister was dismissed from the Council of Ministers in Ireland by Prime Minister Terence O’Neill
114. December 11, 1969 – Constitution of Libya approved
115. December 11, 1970 – first match played at WACA stadium against England
116. December 11, 1970 – Gregory Stephen Chappell plays his debut Test Cricket match
117. December 11, 1971 – founding of the Libertarian Party of the United States
118. December 11, 1971 – a furniture shop in the mainly-protestant supporter Shankill Road in Belfast was bombed killing four civilians and injuring 19
119. December 11, 1972 – The 11th and 12th to arrive on the Moon were astronauts Cernan & Harrison

120. December 11, 1973 – convection of Houston Astro Caesar Cedeno for the death of a 19 old woman
121. December 11, 1973 – Licenses granted to LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver by the NA Soccer League
122. December 11, 1973 – Trade agreement between West Germany and Czechoslovakia approved by Willy Brandt, German Chancellor
123. December 11, 1975 – an upward revision of US 1st class postage from 10 cents to 13 cents
124. December 11, 1975 – Great Yankee exchange Willie Randolf, Dock Ellis & Ken Bret for George “Doc” Medich from Pirates
125. December 11, 1977 – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, chiefs of the “Peace People” group indulging in a peaceful solution to “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland
126. December 11, 1978 – 10 camouflaged men robbed 10 employees at the Lufthansa cargo area and got away with cash and Jewelry worth $5.8 M at NYC Kennedy Airport
127. December 11, 1978 – the first show of “A Woman Called Moses” by NBC
128. December 11, 1979 – In a limited-over international cricket, Geoff Boycott notches a ton
129. December 11, 1980 – In his first-class first match, Dirk Wellham achieves 100, NSW vs Victoria
130. December 11, 1980 – US Congress approves an Act entitled The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
131. December 11, 1980 – an inaugural show of “Magnum P.I” featuring Tom Selleck on CBS
132. December 11, 1981 – General Roberto Viola, President of Argentina run away from the country
133. December 11, 1981 – In his last and 61st boxing competition, Muhammad Ali was defeated by Trevor Berbick
134. December 11, 1981 – Spacelab I lands was received at Kennedy Space Centre
135. December 11, 1981 – appointment by the UN Security Council of Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as the 5th Secretary General of the United Nations
136. December 11, 1981 – Wash Capital defeats Toronto with a big difference of 9 (11-2)
137. December 11, 1981 – During a civil war in Salvador, El Mozote extermination of 900 civilians took place when the Salvadoran army killed them in an anti-guerrilla demonstration
138. December 11, 1983 – Pope John Paul II visits the Lutheran church for the first time
139. December 11, 1983 – Mats Wilander of Sweden defeats Ivan Lendl, 6-1,6-4,6-4 to clinch his 2nd career Grand Slam title at the Australian Open Men’s Tennis
140. December 11, 1984 – premiere of “Doug Henning & His World …” at Lunt-Fontanne NYC to give 60 shows
141. December 11, 1984 – Col Maawiya Ould Sid’ahmed Taya organizes a military rebellion in Mauretania
142. December 11, 1985 – the murder of a computer shop proprietor in Sacramento California using a bomb kept in a parcel
143. December 11, 1985 – The share value of Dow Jones crosses 1500 for the 1st time
144. December 11, 1985 – General Electric purchases RCA Corp and its affiliate, NBC
145. December 11, 1985 – Edmonton (36) defeats Chicago (26), 12-9; and scores equal 21 goals. This was the NHL-best 62 points
146. December 11, 1986 – appointment of A Bartlett Giamatti as president of baseball’s National League

147. December 11, 1986 – restrictions imposed in South Africa on press
148. December 11, 1987 – first cricket play of Carl Hooper, WI Vs India at Bombay
149. December 11, 1987 – premiere of “Wall Street” a movie guided by Oliver Stone and featuring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen
150. December 11, 1989 – debut show of “City of Angels” at Virginia Theater NYC to give 878 presentations
151. December 11, 1989 – Mark Davis and KC Royals agree to a contract for $3.25 million per year
152. December 11, 1990 – In an accident involving 83 vehicles in Chattanooga TN 1-75 due to fog, 13 people lost their life
153. December 11, 1990 – Spacecraft STS 35 (Columbia 11), 69th manned undertaking returns to earth
154. December 11, 1991 – rape charges against William Kennedy Smith were not proved
155. December 11, 1992 – property worth billions of USD was destroyed when a tornado, Nor’easter, strikes NY
156. December 11, 1992 – 58 years of broadcasting by WNEW AM radio on 1130 comes to an end in NYC
157. December 11, 1993 – Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB) received the 59th Heisman Trophy Award
158. December 11, 1993 – nomination of Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle as President of Chile
159. December 11, 1994 – Russian army captures Chechnya
160. December 11, 1995 – NHL Dallas Stars was sold for $84 million to Thomas O Hicks
161. December 11, 1997 – premiere of “Sunshine Boys” at Lyceum Theater NYC
162. December 11, 1997 – Microsoft was asked by a Federal judge not to bundle IE4 in Windows
163. December 11, 1997 – In a UN climate conference, which 150 industrial nations attended, in Kyoto, Japan, a unanimous agreement was reached to regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases
164. December 11, 1998 – In an air accident involving Thai Airways Airbus A310-200, 101 lost their life near Surat Thani Airport

21st Century – December 11 This Day In History – The 2000s

165. December 11, 2000 – Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB) achieved the 66th Heisman Trophy Award
166. December 11, 2001 – The Republic of China becomes a member of the World Trade Organization
167. December 11, 2002 – Joe Sakic achieves his 500th goal to reach his ambition at Vancouver
168. December 11, 2004 – Matt Leinart, USC (QB) received the 70th Heisman Trophy Award
169. December 11, 2005 – A huge oil inferno was caused by detonations in the Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England
170. December 11, 2005 – demonstrations motivated by ethnic hatred, white Australians in thousands uprising against Lebanese in Cronulla Sydney and followed by riots in Cronulla
171. December 11, 2006 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurates the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust in Tehran, Iran
172. December 11, 2007 – Explosion of bombs kept in cars at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office causing the death of 45 people
173. December 11, 2008 – Bernard Madoff detained on charges of deception with the securities in a $50 billion scam
174. December 11, 2009 – Tiger Woods temporarily suspends his specialized golf to concentrate on his marriage
175. December 11, 2010 – during a suspected terrorist attack triggering two detonations in the active commercial area of Stockholm, one person lost his life and two others were injured.
176. December 11, 2011 – Alex Trebek host of Jeopardy! Had a minor heart attack at home and was sent to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
177. December 11, 2012 – detonation in Aqrab, Syria leaves 125 killed and 200 injured
178. December 11, 2012 – HSBC bank pays compensation of $1.9 billion to the US in a money laundering case involving a drug lobby
179. December 11, 2012 – British physicist, Stephen Hawking, was awarded the Fundamental Physics Prize supposed to be the best prize for academic work, with a cash award of $3 million
180. December 11, 2013 – Time magazine recognized Pope Francis as the Person of the Year
181. December 11, 2013 – infectious bubonic disease in a small Madagascan village, causes the death of 20 people
182. December 11, 2014 – John Brennan, Director of CIA shields the method of his questioning after 9/11, at the same confesses that some of the methods were objectionable
183. December 11, 2014 – first surgical procedure conducted to relocate the penis by a group of surgeons from the Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa
184. December 11, 2015 – 87 people lost their lives in a rebellion in Burundi leading to fights between the government and demonstrators in Bujumbura
185. December 11, 2015 – Pamela Anderson’s last nude picture on the cover page of “Playboy” periodical
186. December 11, 2016 – detonation kills 25 and injures 45 at a chapel in Cairo, Egypt
187. December 11, 2016 – Yahya Jammeh, head, lost his 1st election after 22 years and proposes to contest his defeat in a court
188. December 11, 2016 – a plebiscite was conducted in Kyrgyzstan for an amendment to seek more power for the administration

189. December 11, 2017 – a 35-year embargo on motion pictures was lifted in Saudi Arabia
190. December 11, 2017 – In the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by 16 women against President Donald Trump, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand demands the stepping down of Donald Trump
191. December 11, 2017 – research indicates positive results to combat Huntington’s illness in London; a drug has been identified to slow a deadly disorder in the brain
192. December 11, 2017 – Nomination of Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, as leader of the Indian National Congress
193. December 11, 2017 – Forest fires at six places in Southern California extend to an area equal to larger than NYC and Boston
194. December 11, 2017 – in a partially successful self-killing radical attack in New York, 3 persons were injured as the detonator failed to fully explode
195. December 11, 2018 – “The Guardians” was named as Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 for journalists battered for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi
196. December 11, 2018 – The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report suggests that The Artic is undergoing “extraordinary warmness” due to human violation of the environment
197. December 11, 2018 – An observation by US President Donald Trump that he will be happy to “shut down” the government in an argumentative meeting at The White House with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

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