On This Day: December 11th
This is 346th day of the year and 20 days remain in the year.
Indiana became the 19th state.
Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry.
King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established.
Russian troups invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region.
Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI.
Bernard Madoff, an investment manager, was charged with defrauding clients of as much as $50 billion in what might be the largest swindle in Wall Street history.
December 11 BirthdaysAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Pronunciation: [ulyiksän´dur EsI´uvich sôl"zhunEt´sin]
1918–, Russian Writer.
Willie Mae Thorntonblues singer
Mos Defrapper, actor
Fiorello Henry LaGuardiamayor of New York City
Annie Jump Cannonastronomer
John F. Kerrypolitician
Sir David Brewsterphysicist and natural philosopher