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

  • 969
    Byzatine Emperor Nikephoros II is assassinated by his wife Theofano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
  • 1948
    The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, which established and defined the role of the United Nations Conciliation Commission as an organization to facilitate peace in the British Mandate for Palestine.
  • 1958
    French Upper Volta gains self-government from France, becomes the Republic of Upper Volta, and joins the French Community.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

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