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1901Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

1730Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

2006The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

1959Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri

1620Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

19831st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

2009Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

1959Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

1964Che 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.

1946Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

1975Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

1960Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

198372nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

2003Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

2012British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

1951Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

1983Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1994Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

1928Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

1981Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

1961JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1961Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

December 11th Historical Events
Date Event
359
Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office. 
384
St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366 
1282
Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259 
1419
Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence 
1477
Duchess Maria of Burgundy ends the 'Great Privilege' 
1572
Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem 
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. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend. 
1618
Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino 
1620
103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS) 
1620
Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter" 
1665
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna 
1688
King James II captured in Kent. 
1710
Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers) 
1719
1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England) 
1730
Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris 
1792
France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state 
1812
1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser) 
1816
Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders 
1816
Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union 
1844
1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct 
1866
1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean 
1872
1st black US govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La) 
1882
Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" 
1882
Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris 
1888
French Panama Canal Company fails 
1893
11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed 
1901
Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal 
1902
The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products 
1903
British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet 
1905
120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record) 
1905
British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms 
1905
A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev. 
1906
US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo 
1907
New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire. 
1908
Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden" premieres 
1909
Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC 
1909
Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000 
1913
"Mona Lisa," stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered 
1914
Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed 
1916
David Lloyd George forms British war government 
1917
13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot 
1917
German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia 
1919
Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala 
1925
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas 
1926
Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam 
1926
Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW 
1928
Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover 
1928
NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers 
1930
Bank of the United States closes in New York City 
1931
Japan leaves the Gold Standard 
1931
Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd 
1932
SF's coldest day (27°F) - it snows 
1934
1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland 
1934
1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers 
1934
Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League 
1934
NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team) 
1936
Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson 
1937
25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7 
1937
Italy withdraws from League of Nations 
1938
NY Giants win NFL championship 
1939
New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed 
1940
Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault 
1941
Dutch government in London declares war on Italy 
1941
Germany & Italy declare war on US 
1941
Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000 
1941
Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing) 
1941
Japanese occupy Guam 
1942
Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia 
1944
Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed 
1945
Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip 
1946
Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label 
1946
Spain suspended from UN 
1946
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965) 
1947
Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances 
1947
Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected 
1948
WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1948
WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29) 
1949
Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game 
1949
WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1950
Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract 
1950
Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres 
1951
Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement 
1953
KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station 
1954
Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium 
1954
USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va 
1956
Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland 
1958
4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls 
1958
Archibald MacLeish's "JB" premieres in NYC 
1958
Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France 
1959
Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri 
1959
Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959 
1960
Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die 
1960
Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC 
1960
Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run 
1961
"Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released 
1961
Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel 
1961
Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks 
1961
JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam 
1964
Che 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. 
1965
"Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances 
1965
"Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances 
1966
Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards 
1967
6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed 
1967
Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit 
1967
People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established 
1967
SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France) 
1968
KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1968
US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband 
1968
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig 
1969
Libya adopts constitution 
1970
Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England 
1970
Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell 
1971
The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed. 
1971
A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded 
1972
Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon 
1972
Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632) 
1973
Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman 
1973
NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises 
1973
Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet 
1973
West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czech 
1975
1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents 
1975
Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich 
1977
Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group 'Peace People' (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize 
1978
6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry 
1979
Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international 
1979
Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) 
1980
Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria 
1980
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress. 
1981
Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees 
1981
Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick 
1981
Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN 
1981
Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center 
1981
UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl 
1981
Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2 
1981
El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war. 
1983
1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome) 
1983
72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64) 
1983
Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
1984
"Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf 
1984
Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya 
1985
Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb 
1985
Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70) 
1985
General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC 
1985
NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals 
1986
A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League 
1986
South Africa censors press 
1987
Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay 
1989
"City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances 
1989
Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract 
1990
13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog 
1990
US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space 
1991
William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape 
1992
Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage 
1992
WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years 
1993
59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB) 
1993
Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile 
1994
Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches 
1994
Russian troops enter Chechnya 
1995
Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million 
1997
"Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC 
1997
Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows 
1997
Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels 
1998
Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101 
2001
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization. 
2003
Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver 
2005
The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire. 
2005
Cronulla 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. 
2006
The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2007
Two 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. 
2008
Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme 
2009
Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage. 
2010
Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. 
2012
125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria 
2012
HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering 
2012
British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world 
2013
Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year 
2013
20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village 
2015
4 dead in California medical helicopter crash 
2015
US-led coalition says it killed ISIS finance minister in Iraq 
2015
Honduras national soccer player Arnold Peralta shot dead at shopping mall 
2016
Seattle Sounders Win MLS Cup Over Toronto FC on Penalty Kicks 
2016
At Least 60 Killed as Crowded Church Collapses in Nigeria 
2016
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy 
2016
Anthony Joshua KOs Eric Molina in third round to retain IBF heavyweight title 
2016
Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series 
2016
Two Scottish-born scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Physics 
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