Historical Events In December - 11
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1985 On this day in history the most expensive non-oil acquisition in U.S. history took place. General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3 billion.
1986 On this day in history paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
1990 On December - 11 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga TN, due to fog
1990 On December - 11 uS 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1990 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92 on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history william Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1991 On this day in history artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
1992 On this day in history michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62
1993 Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45 on December - 11.
1994 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102 on December - 11.
1995 Arthur Mullard, comedian, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1996 Herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93 on December - 11.
1997 Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson of federal district court issues preliminary injunction forcing Microsoft to stop, at least temporarily, requiring manufacturers to install its Internet Explorer on PCs on December - 11.
1997 On this day in history kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73
2005 On December - 11 205 Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire north of London causes widespread damage.
2006 The Holocaust conference is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on December - 11.
2007 In Algiers, Algeria, two bombs explode within ten minutes of each other, the first near a UN office and the other detonated close to the Algerian Supreme Court. The official death count for both blasts stands as 31 on this day in history.
2012 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria on December - 11.
2014 CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent" on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history saudi Arabia announces an end to its 35 year ban on cinemas
2017 On December - 11 uS Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment
2017 On December - 11 landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results - first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder
2017 Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, is elected leader of the Indian National Congress on this day in history.
2017 Six wildfires in Southern California now cover area larger than New York City and Boston combined on this day in history.
2017 On December - 11 attempted suicide terrorist bomb attack in New York wounds 3, bomb fails to fully detonate
2018 On this day in history time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is "the Guardians" journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi
2018 On December - 11 the Artic is experiencing "unprecedented warmth" caused by human-caused climate change, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report
2019 Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine's Person of the Year on this day in history.