December 11th Events

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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, 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, 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, 2001 (December 11 2001)EventThe People s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
December 11th, 1998 (December 11 1998)EventA Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101.
December 11th, 1997 (December 11 1997)EventThe Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens for signature.
December 11th, 1994 (December 11 1994)EventFirst Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
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, 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, 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, 1972 (December 11 1972)EventApollo 17 becomes the sixth mission to land on the Moon.
December 11th, 1971 (December 11 1971)EventThe Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
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, 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, 1958 (December 11 1958)EventUpper Volta gains self-government from France, and becomes an autonomous republic in the French Community.
December 11th, 1946 (December 11 1946)EventThe United Nations International Children s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
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, 1937 (December 11 1937)EventSecond Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
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, 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, 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, 1925 (December 11 1925)EventQuas Primas encyclical is promulgated, introducing the Feast of Christ the King.
December 11th, 1917 (December 11 1917)EventBritish troops take Jerusalem from the troops of the Ottoman Empire.
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, 1872 (December 11 1872)EventP.B.S. Pinchback becomes the first black member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
December 11th, 1816 (December 11 1816)EventIndiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
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, 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, 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, 0359 (December 11 0359)EventHonoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.

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