On This Day in History for December 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

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1983 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1984 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
  • 1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
  • 1985 Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
  • 1986 South Africa censors press
  • 1987 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
  • 1990 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
  • 1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
  • 1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
  • 1992 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
  • 1992 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 1993 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • 1994 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • 1997 Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows
  • 1997 Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels
  • 1998 Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101
  • 2001 The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
  • 2005 The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
  • 2005 Cronulla riots: thousands of white Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence, resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

2006 International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2007 Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.
  • 2008 Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme
  • 2010 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

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2011 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 2012 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
  • 2012 HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering

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2012 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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2013 Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year

Pope Francis
  • 2013 20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village
  • 2014 CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent"
  • 2014 World's 1st penis transplant procedure by a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2015 Unrest in Burundi leads to clashes between authorities and protesters in Bujumbura, killing at least 87
  • 2015 "Playboy" magazine publishes its last nude issue, featuring Pamela Anderson on the cover

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