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Historical Events In December - 11

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1932  On December - 11 sF's coldest day (27°F)  

1932  Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain) on this day in history.  

1933  Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest) on December - 11.  

1933  On this day in history emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87  

1934  1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland on December - 11.  

1934  On this day in history salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)  

1935  Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943) on this day in history.  

1936  King Edward VIII of England abdicates for woman he loves on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history king Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI  

1936  Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992) on December - 11.  

1937  On December - 11 italy withdraws from League of Nations  

1937  25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7 on this day in history.  

1937  Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- ) on December - 11.  

1938  On this day in history nY Giants win NFL championship  

1939  Betty Grable and her famous legs were featured on the cover of LIFE magazine on December - 11.  

1939  On this day in history douglas Fairbanks Snr., star of stage and screen, dies  

1939  New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed on December - 11.  

1940  On December - 11 russian general Zhukov warns of German assault  

1941  Buick lowered its prices to reflect the absence of spare tires or inner tubes from its new cars. Widespread shortages caused by World War II had led to many quotas and laws designed to conserve America's resources on this day in history.  

1941  Germany and Italy declare war on US on December - 11.  

1941  On December - 11 japanese occupy Guam  

1941  On this day in history dutch government in London declares war on Italy  

1942  Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 11 surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed  

1945  Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip on December - 11.  

1946  On this day in history uN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)  

1946  Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label on this day in history.  

1947  "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances on December - 11.  

1948  WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1949  Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29) on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract  

1951  Joe Dimaggio announces his baseball retirement on December - 11.  

1953  KTVA, Anchorage becomes Alaska's first TV station on December - 11.  

1953  KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489) was born on this day in history.  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on December - 11.  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on this day in history.  

1709  Louise Elisabeth of OrlĂ©ans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742) was born on December - 11.  

1712  On this day in history birth of francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1725  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on this day in history.  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on December - 11.  

1121  Death of Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066) on December - 11.  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on December - 11.  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

1282  Death of Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales on this day in history.  

1524  On December - 11 death of henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on this day in history.  

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