About December 11

December 11, 2024 is the 346th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 49 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 11

  • 1282
    Llywelyn the Last, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.
  • 1602
    A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva.
  • 1789
    The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • 1815
    the U.S. Senate created a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
  • 1816
    Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
  • 1905
    A workers’ uprising occurs in Kiev and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
  • 1907
    The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.
  • 1941
    World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1958
    French Upper Volta gains self-government from France, becomes the Republic of Upper Volta, and joins the French Community.
  • 1960
    French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French president Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1972
    Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
  • 1980
    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.

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