Historical Events In December - 11
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
1985 The most expensive non-oil acquisition in U.S. history took place. General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3 billion on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
1990 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga TN, due to fog on December - 11.
1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space on December - 11.
1990 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92 on December - 11.
1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape on December - 11.
1991 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies on this day in history.
1992 Michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62 on December - 11.
1993 Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1994 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102 on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history arthur Mullard, comedian, dies at 82
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 this day in history.
1997 On this day in history kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73
2005 205 Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire north of London causes widespread damage on December - 11.
2006 On this day in history the Holocaust conference is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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 December - 11.
2012 On December - 11 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
2014 On December - 11 cIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent"
2017 Saudi Arabia announces an end to its 35 year ban on cinemas on December - 11.
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 Landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results - first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder on this day in history.
2017 On December - 11 rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, is elected leader of the Indian National Congress
2017 Six wildfires in Southern California now cover area larger than New York City and Boston combined on December - 11.
2017 On this day in history attempted suicide terrorist bomb attack in New York wounds 3, bomb fails to fully detonate
2018 Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is "the Guardians" journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi on December - 11.
2018 The Artic is experiencing "unprecedented warmth" caused by human-caused climate change, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report on December - 11.