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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
  • 1905
    A workers’ uprising occurs in Kiev and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
  • 1917
    British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
  • 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
    First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
  • 1997
    The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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