11 December

December 11 is the 345th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 20 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 11th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 11th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Mountain Day
  • National Noodle Ring Day
  • Gingerbread Decorating Day
  • International Shareware Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 11

2008: Bernard Madoff arrested

Popularly known as Bernie Madoff, the founder and chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, was arrested and subsequently convicted of fraud. The Ponzi scheme he was involved in was the biggest such fraud in the history of the United States.

1997: Kyoto Protocol adopted

The Protocol is a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty that calls for the restriction of greenhouse gasses by the signatories. The United States signed the treaty but did not ratify it.

1946: UNICEF established

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, a U.N. affiliate organization that works for the welfare of children around the world, was founded on this day.

1941: U.S. declares war on Germany and Italy

The U.S. responded to Italy and Germany’s declaration of war, by declaring war on the two countries.

1936: King Edward VIII abdicates from the British throne

King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson.

1941: Adolf Hitler declaring war on America, December 11, 1941.

Adolf Hitler declaring war on America, December 11, 1941.
Adolf Hitler declaring war on America, December 11, 1941.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 11

1973: Mos Def, American rapper, actor

1969: Viswanathan AnandIndian chess player

1967: Mo’Nique, American comedian, actress

1943: John Kerry, American politician, 68th United States Secretary of State

1725: George Mason, American politician

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 11

2012: Ravi Shankar, Indian/American sitar player, composer

2008: Bettie Page, American model, actress

1997: Eddie Chapman, English spy

1959: Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, sportscaster

1918: Ivan Cankar, Slovenian poet, playwright

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