About December 11

December 11, 2021 is the 345th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 52 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 11

  • 361
    Julian the Apostate enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • 969
    Byzatine Emperor Nikephoros II is assassinated by his wife Theofano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
  • 1282
    Llywelyn the Last, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.
  • 1789
    The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • 1868
    Brazilians defeat Paraguayans at the Battle of Avaí during the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1905
    A workers’ uprising occurs in Kiev and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
  • 1907
    The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1925
    Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas Primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
  • 1931
    The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
  • 1936
    Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII’s abdication as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India becomes effective.
  • 1958
    French Upper Volta gains self-government from France, becomes the Republic of Upper Volta, and joins the French Community.
  • 1980
    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1993
    Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 1994
    A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila to Tokyo, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
  • 1994
    First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
  • 1998
    Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Thai Airways Airbus A310-300 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
  • 2001
    The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
  • 2005
    The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
  • 2006
    Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, the president of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacan. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
  • 2008
    Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

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