About December 11

December 11, 2020 is the 346th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

What Happened On December 11

  • 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.
  • 1816
    Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
  • 1868
    Brazilians defeat Paraguayans at the Battle of Avaí during the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1907
    The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1917
    British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
  • 1925
    Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas Primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
  • 1927
    Guangzhou Uprising: Communist militia and worker Red Guards launch an uprising in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French president Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1962
    Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
  • 1964
    Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
  • 1972
    Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
  • 1993
    Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 1997
    The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
  • 2005
    The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
  • 2007
    Two car bombs explode at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

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