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What Happened on December 11, 1878

Historical Events


Declaration of WarAnglo-Zulu War

Anglo-Zulu War: British high commissioner Henry Bartle Frere presents an ultimatum to the Zulu Kingdom to submit to British rule or face war
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Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War
Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War

1878 Highlights

About December 11, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius