About December 11

December 11, 2022 is the 345th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 42 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.
  • 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.
  • 1905
    A workers’ uprising occurs in Kiev and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
  • 1981
    El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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