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Historical Events In December - 11

Monday, 21 September 2020

1954  USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va on December - 11.  

1954  Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium on December - 11.  

1955  Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 on December - 11.  

1956  On December - 11 anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland  

1957  On December - 11 jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra  

1958  Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls  

1959  On this day in history yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri  

1960  Black Sunday on December - 11.  

1961  On this day in history adolf Eichman is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel  

1961  Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 wks on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 11 jFK provides US military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam  

1961  On December - 11 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released  

1964  On December - 11 percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76  

1967  Beatles' Apple Music signs its first group-Grapefruit on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history sST prototype "Concorde" first shown (France)  

1967  On this day in history howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC  

1968  On December - 11 the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.  

1968  Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 on December - 11.  

1969  The secretary of the Moscow writer's union declares that nudity as displayed in the popular play "Oh! Calcutta!" is a sign of decadence in Western culture on December - 11.  

1972  On this day in history astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

1972  On this day in history john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies  

1973  Karen and Richard Carpenter received a gold record for their single, Top of the World on December - 11.  

1974  Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history first class postage rises from $0.10 to $0.13  

1978  On December - 11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry  

1979  On December - 11 claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66  

1981  On December - 11 muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick  

1981  Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center on this day in history.  

1981  UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General on December - 11.  

1983  On this day in history first visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)  

1983  On this day in history szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82  

1984  George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90 on December - 11.  

1985  On December - 11 general Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1475  On December - 11 birth of leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)  

1475  On December - 11 birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  On this day in history birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

1676  On December - 11 birth of johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

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

1712  On December - 11 birth of francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1725  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on December - 11.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on December - 11.  

0711  On December - 11 justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

1121  On this day in history death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on this day in history.  

1282  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

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

1524  On this day in history 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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