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What are the important events that happened on December 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 11 is the 346th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 28, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,481,414,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontahexagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 48 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,451 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 11 Historical Events

  • 969
    Byzatine Emperor Nikephoros II is assassinated by his wife Theofano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
  • 1815
    the U.S. Senate created a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
  • 1925
    Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas Primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
  • 1937
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
  • 2008
    Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

Who were born on December 11?

  • 1863
    Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (d. 1941)
  • 1911
    Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (d. 2009)
  • 1956
    Andrew Lansley, British politician
  • 1969
    Sean Grande, American sportscaster
  • 1975
    Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist

Who died on December 11?

  • 384
    Pope Damasus I
  • 1797
    Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • 1840
    Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)
  • 1872
    King Kamehameha V of Hawaii (b. 1830)
  • 2006
    Elizabeth Bolden, American supercentenarian (b. 1890)

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