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December 11th, 2007 (December 11 2007)EventTwo car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.
December 11th, 2007 (December 11 2007)DeathChristie Hennessy, Irish singer (born in 1945)
December 11th, 2007 (December 11 2007)DeathGrace Paley, American writer (born in 1922)
December 11th, 2007 (December 11 2007)DeathAshleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (born in 1981)
December 11th, 2006 (December 11 2006)EventThe International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
December 11th, 2006 (December 11 2006)DeathElizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (born in 1890)
December 11th, 2005 (December 11 2005)EventThe Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
December 11th, 2005 (December 11 2005)EventCronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
December 11th, 2004 (December 11 2004)DeathJose Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (born in 1962)
December 11th, 2004 (December 11 2004)DeathArthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (born in 1917)
December 11th, 2004 (December 11 2004)DeathM.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (born in 1916)
December 11th, 2003 (December 11 2003)DeathAhmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (born in 1927)
December 11th, 2001 (December 11 2001)EventThe People s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
December 11th, 2000 (December 11 2000)DeathShaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (born in 1915)
December 11th, 2000 (December 11 2000)DeathDavid Lewis, American actor (born in 1916)
December 11th, 1998 (December 11 1998)EventA Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101.
December 11th, 1998 (December 11 1998)DeathAndre Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (born in 1915)
December 11th, 1998 (December 11 1998)DeathLynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (born in 1968)
December 11th, 1997 (December 11 1997)EventThe Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens for signature.
December 11th, 1996 (December 11 1996)DeathWillie Rushton, English cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor, performer and co-founder of the Private Eye satirical magazine. (born in 1937)Willie Rushton Quotes
December 11th, 1995 (December 11 1995)DeathArthur Mullard, English comedy actor (born in 1910)
December 11th, 1994 (December 11 1994)EventFirst Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
December 11th, 1994 (December 11 1994)DeathPhilip Phillips, American archaeologist (born in 1900)
December 11th, 1993 (December 11 1993)EventForty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
December 11th, 1993 (December 11 1993)BirthGina Miele, American singer and actress.
December 11th, 1993 (December 11 1993)DeathElvira Popescu, Romanian-born French actress (born in 1894)
December 11th, 1992 (December 11 1992)DeathMichael Robbins, English actor (born in 1930)
December 11th, 1991 (December 11 1991)DeathRobert Q. Lewis, American game show host and actor (born in 1921)
December 11th, 1991 (December 11 1991)DeathArtur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (born in 1906)
December 11th, 1989 (December 11 1989)DeathLouise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (born in 1895)
December 11th, 1988 (December 11 1988)BirthMurugan Thiruchelvam, English chess prodigy
December 11th, 1988 (December 11 1988)BirthTim Southee, New Zealand Cricket Player
December 11th, 1987 (December 11 1987)BirthNatalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer
December 11th, 1987 (December 11 1987)DeathG. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (born in 1923)
December 11th, 1984 (December 11 1984)BirthLeighton Baines, English footballer
December 11th, 1984 (December 11 1984)DeathOskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (born in 1911)
December 11th, 1983 (December 11 1983)BirthYoh Miyamori, Japanese Musician (Orange Range)
December 11th, 1983 (December 11 1983)DeathSir Neil Ritchie, British General (born in 1897)
December 11th, 1982 (December 11 1982)BirthPablo Perez Companc, Argentine racing driver
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)EventEl Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country s civil war.
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)BirthNikki Benz, Ukraine-born Canadian pornographic actress
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)BirthHamish Blake, Australian comedian
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)BirthPaul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)BirthJavier Saviola, Argentine footballer
December 11th, 1981 (December 11 1981)BirthZacky Vengeance, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold)
December 11th, 1980 (December 11 1980)EventThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
December 11th, 1980 (December 11 1980)BirthArya, Indian actor
December 11th, 1979 (December 11 1979)BirthRider Strong, American actor
December 11th, 1979 (December 11 1979)DeathJames J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (born in 1904)
December 11th, 1978 (December 11 1978)DeathVincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (born in 1901)
December 11th, 1978 (December 11 1978)DeathPaul O Dea, American baseball player (born in 1920)
December 11th, 1977 (December 11 1977)BirthMark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
December 11th, 1976 (December 11 1976)BirthShareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player
December 11th, 1975 (December 11 1975)BirthGerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
December 11th, 1975 (December 11 1975)BirthTomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress
December 11th, 1975 (December 11 1975)DeathLee Wiley, American jazz singer (born in 1908)
December 11th, 1974 (December 11 1974)BirthRey Mysterio, American professional wrestler
December 11th, 1974 (December 11 1974)BirthBen Shephard, English TV personality
December 11th, 1973 (December 11 1973)BirthMos Def, American rapper and actor
December 11th, 1972 (December 11 1972)EventApollo 17 becomes the sixth mission to land on the Moon.
December 11th, 1972 (December 11 1972)BirthDaniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey playerAlfred Ayer Quotes
December 11th, 1972 (December 11 1972)BirthSami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer
December 11th, 1972 (December 11 1972)BirthDana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter
December 11th, 1971 (December 11 1971)EventThe Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
December 11th, 1971 (December 11 1971)BirthWillie McGinest, NFL Linebacker
December 11th, 1971 (December 11 1971)DeathMaurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (born in 1902)
December 11th, 1969 (December 11 1969)BirthVishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
December 11th, 1969 (December 11 1969)BirthStig Inge Bjornebye, Norwegian footballer
December 11th, 1969 (December 11 1969)BirthSean Grande, American sportscaster
December 11th, 1969 (December 11 1969)BirthAlessandro Melli, Italian footballer
December 11th, 1967 (December 11 1967)BirthMo Nique, American actress/comedienne
December 11th, 1967 (December 11 1967)BirthDJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A)
December 11th, 1966 (December 11 1966)BirthGary Dourdan, American actor
December 11th, 1966 (December 11 1966)BirthLeon Lai, Cantonese singer/actor
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)EventChe Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)BirthMichel Courtemanche, Quebec comedian
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)BirthJohn Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenet Ramsey case
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)BirthDavid Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic)
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)BirthCosy Sheridan, American singer
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)BirthCarolyn Waldo, Canadian synchronized swimmer
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)DeathSam Cooke, American singer (born in 1931)
December 11th, 1964 (December 11 1964)DeathPercy Kilbride, American actor (born in 1888)
December 11th, 1963 (December 11 1963)BirthJon Brion, American musician/record producer
December 11th, 1962 (December 11 1962)BirthBen Browder, American actor
December 11th, 1962 (December 11 1962)BirthPaul Haslinger, Austrian-born composer
December 11th, 1962 (December 11 1962)BirthNele Karajlic, Bosnian singer
December 11th, 1961 (December 11 1961)BirthMarco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur
December 11th, 1960 (December 11 1960)EventA violent clash occurred with French forces cracking down on protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French president Charles de Gaulle.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
December 11th, 1960 (December 11 1960)BirthRachel Portman, English film composer
December 11th, 1959 (December 11 1959)BirthLisa Gastineau, American reality show star
December 11th, 1959 (December 11 1959)DeathJim Bottomley, American baseball player (born in 1900)
December 11th, 1958 (December 11 1958)EventUpper Volta gains self-government from France, and becomes an autonomous republic in the French Community.
December 11th, 1958 (December 11 1958)BirthNikki Sixx, American musician (Motley Crue)
December 11th, 1957 (December 11 1957)DeathMusidora (Jeanne Roques), French actress (born in 1889)
December 11th, 1956 (December 11 1956)BirthLani Brockman, Playwright
December 11th, 1954 (December 11 1954)BirthJermaine Jackson, American singer
December 11th, 1954 (December 11 1954)BirthGu?laugur Kristinn Ottarsson, Icelandic engineer
December 11th, 1954 (December 11 1954)BirthSantiago Creel, Mexican politician
December 11th, 1953 (December 11 1953)BirthBess Armstrong, American actress
December 11th, 1950 (December 11 1950)BirthChristina Onassis, American heiress (died in 1988)
December 11th, 1950 (December 11 1950)DeathLeslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer (born in 1893)
December 11th, 1948 (December 11 1948)BirthStamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer
December 11th, 1946 (December 11 1946)EventThe United Nations International Children s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
December 11th, 1945 (December 11 1945)DeathCharles Fabry, French physicist (born in 1867)
December 11th, 1944 (December 11 1944)BirthTeri Garr, American film actress
December 11th, 1944 (December 11 1944)BirthJon Garrison, American tenor
December 11th, 1944 (December 11 1944)BirthLynda Day George, American actress
December 11th, 1944 (December 11 1944)BirthBrenda Lee, American singer
December 11th, 1943 (December 11 1943)BirthJohn Kerry, American politicianJohn Kerry Quotes
December 11th, 1942 (December 11 1942)BirthDonna Mills, American actress
December 11th, 1941 (December 11 1941)EventWorld War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.
December 11th, 1941 (December 11 1941)BirthMax Baucus, American politician, senior senator of Montana
December 11th, 1941 (December 11 1941)BirthJ.P. Parise, Canadian ice hockey player
December 11th, 1941 (December 11 1941)DeathJohn Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (born in 1922)Eric Gill Quotes
December 11th, 1941 (December 11 1941)DeathCharles Emile Picard, French mathematician (born in 1856)
December 11th, 1940 (December 11 1940)BirthDavid Gates, American musician (Bread)
December 11th, 1939 (December 11 1939)BirthTom Hayden, American politician and activist
December 11th, 1939 (December 11 1939)BirthThomas McGuane, American writer
December 11th, 1938 (December 11 1938)BirthEnrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
December 11th, 1938 (December 11 1938)BirthMcCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
December 11th, 1938 (December 11 1938)DeathChristian Lous Lange, Norwegian pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1869)
December 11th, 1937 (December 11 1937)EventSecond Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
December 11th, 1937 (December 11 1937)BirthJim Harrison, American writer
December 11th, 1936 (December 11 1936)EventAbdication 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.
December 11th, 1936 (December 11 1936)BirthTaku Yamasaki, Japanese politician Saki Quotes
December 11th, 1935 (December 11 1935)BirthRon Carey, American actor (died in 2007)
December 11th, 1935 (December 11 1935)BirthPranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
December 11th, 1935 (December 11 1935)BirthElmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1998)
December 11th, 1933 (December 11 1933)BirthAquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
December 11th, 1932 (December 11 1932)BirthAnne Heywood, English actress
December 11th, 1931 (December 11 1931)EventThe British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster, 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.
December 11th, 1931 (December 11 1931)BirthRita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress
December 11th, 1931 (December 11 1931)BirthPierre Pilote, Canadian ice hockey player
December 11th, 1931 (December 11 1931)BirthBhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru (died in 1990)
December 11th, 1930 (December 11 1930)BirthChus Lampreave, Spanish actress
December 11th, 1930 (December 11 1930)BirthJean-Louis Trintignant, French actor
December 11th, 1927 (December 11 1927)EventGuangzhou 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.
December 11th, 1927 (December 11 1927)BirthJohn Buscema, American comics artist (died in 2002)
December 11th, 1926 (December 11 1926)BirthBig Mama Thornton, American singer (died in 1984)
December 11th, 1925 (December 11 1925)EventQuas Primas encyclical is promulgated, introducing the Feast of Christ the King.
December 11th, 1925 (December 11 1925)BirthPaul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
December 11th, 1923 (December 11 1923)BirthBetsy Blair, American actress
December 11th, 1922 (December 11 1922)BirthGrigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (died in 2005)
December 11th, 1922 (December 11 1922)BirthDilip Kumar, Indian actor
December 11th, 1922 (December 11 1922)BirthGrace Paley, American writer (died in 2007)
December 11th, 1920 (December 11 1920)DeathOlive Schreiner, South African writer (born in 1855)
December 11th, 1919 (December 11 1919)BirthMarie Windsor, American actress (died in 2000)
December 11th, 1918 (December 11 1918)BirthAleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel laureate
December 11th, 1918 (December 11 1918)DeathIvan Cankar, Slovenian writer (born in 1876)
December 11th, 1917 (December 11 1917)EventBritish troops take Jerusalem from the troops of the Ottoman Empire.
December 11th, 1916 (December 11 1916)BirthDamaso Perez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (died in 1989)
December 11th, 1913 (December 11 1913)BirthJean Marais, French actor (died in 1998)
December 11th, 1912 (December 11 1912)BirthCarlo Ponti, Italian film producer (died in 2007)
December 11th, 1911 (December 11 1911)BirthVal Guest, English film director (died in 2006)
December 11th, 1911 (December 11 1911)BirthNaguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel laureate (died in 2006)
December 11th, 1910 (December 11 1910)BirthNoel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (died in 1937)
December 11th, 1909 (December 11 1909)BirthJohn Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d.1989)
December 11th, 1909 (December 11 1909)DeathInnokenty Annensky, Russian poet (born in 1855)
December 11th, 1908 (December 11 1908)BirthElliott Carter, American composerElliott Carter Quotes
December 11th, 1907 (December 11 1907)EventNew Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
December 11th, 1905 (December 11 1905)EventA workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
December 11th, 1905 (December 11 1905)BirthRobert Henriques, English writer (died in 1967)
December 11th, 1905 (December 11 1905)BirthGilbert Roland, American actor (died in 1994)
December 11th, 1892 (December 11 1892)DeathWilliam Milligan, Scottish theologian (born in 1821)
December 11th, 1890 (December 11 1890)BirthCarlos Gardel, tango singer (died in 1935)Carlos Gardel Quotes
December 11th, 1890 (December 11 1890)BirthMark Tobey, American painter (died in 1976)
December 11th, 1889 (December 11 1889)BirthWalter Knott, American farmer (died in 1981)
December 11th, 1883 (December 11 1883)BirthVictor McLaglen, English-born American actor (died in 1959)
December 11th, 1882 (December 11 1882)BirthSubramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (died in 1921)
December 11th, 1882 (December 11 1882)BirthMax Born, German physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1970)
December 11th, 1882 (December 11 1882)BirthFiorello La Guardia, American statesman (died in 1947)
December 11th, 1880 (December 11 1880)BirthFrank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (died in 1951)
December 11th, 1880 (December 11 1880)DeathOliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (born in 1810)
December 11th, 1873 (December 11 1873)BirthJosip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (died in 1967)
December 11th, 1872 (December 11 1872)EventP.B.S. Pinchback becomes the first black member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
December 11th, 1872 (December 11 1872)DeathKamehameha V, Hawaiian king (born in 1830)
December 11th, 1863 (December 11 1863)BirthAnnie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (died in 1941)
December 11th, 1858 (December 11 1858)BirthVladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (died in 1943)
December 11th, 1856 (December 11 1856)BirthGeorgi Plekhanov, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theoretician (died in 1918)
December 11th, 1843 (December 11 1843)BirthRobert Koch, German bacteriologist, Nobel laureate (died in 1910)
December 11th, 1840 (December 11 1840)DeathEmperor Kokaku of Japan (born in 1771)
December 11th, 1838 (December 11 1838)BirthJohn Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (died in 1915)
December 11th, 1830 (December 11 1830)BirthKamehameha V, Hawaiian king (died in 1872 on his birthday)
December 11th, 1816 (December 11 1816)EventIndiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
December 11th, 1810 (December 11 1810)BirthAlfred de Musset, French poet (died in 1857)Alfred de Musset Quotes
December 11th, 1803 (December 11 1803)BirthHector Berlioz, French composer (died in 1869)
December 11th, 1801 (December 11 1801)BirthChristian Dietrich Grabbe, German writer (died in 1836)
December 11th, 1797 (December 11 1797)DeathRichard Brocklesby, English physician (born in 1722)
December 11th, 1792 (December 11 1792)EventFrench Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
December 11th, 1789 (December 11 1789)EventThe University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
December 11th, 1781 (December 11 1781)BirthSir David Brewster, Scottish physicist (died in 1868)
December 11th, 1761 (December 11 1761)BirthGian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (died in 1835)
December 11th, 1747 (December 11 1747)DeathEdmund Curll, English bookseller (born in ca. 1675)
December 11th, 1737 (December 11 1737)DeathJohn Strype, English historian (born in 1643)
December 11th, 1725 (December 11 1725)BirthGeorge Mason, American statesman (died in 1792)George Mason Quotes
December 11th, 1712 (December 11 1712)BirthFrancesco Algarotti, Italian philosopher (died in 1764) Philo Quotes
December 11th, 1709 (December 11 1709)BirthLouise Elisabeth of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (died in 1742)
December 11th, 1694 (December 11 1694)DeathRanuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (born in 1630)
December 11th, 1688 (December 11 1688)DeathJames II of England, King of England, King of Scotland, King of Ireland and Duke of York
December 11th, 1680 (December 11 1680)BirthEmanuele d Astorga, Italian composer (died in 1736)
December 11th, 1602 (December 11 1602)EventA 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. Commemorations/celebrations on Fete de l Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.Philip Roth Quotes
December 11th, 1582 (December 11 1582)DeathFernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (born in 1508)Al Alvarez Quotes
December 11th, 1566 (December 11 1566)BirthManuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer (died in 1650)
December 11th, 1532 (December 11 1532)DeathPietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (born in 1455)
December 11th, 1475 (December 11 1475)BirthPope Leo X (died in 1521)
December 11th, 1465 (December 11 1465)BirthAshikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (died in 1489)
December 11th, 1282 (December 11 1282)EventLlywelyn the Last (born in c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.
December 11th, 1282 (December 11 1282)DeathLlywelyn the Last, Prince of Gwynedd
December 11th, 1282 (December 11 1282)DeathMichael VIII Palaiologos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (born in 1225)
December 11th, 1226 (December 11 1226)DeathRobert de Ros, English politician (born in 1177)
December 11th, 1121 (December 11 1121)DeathAl-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (born in 1066)
December 11th, 0384 (December 11 0384)DeathPope Damasus I
December 11th, 0359 (December 11 0359)EventHonoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.

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