On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering

Famous Deaths

  • Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), dies of cancer at 56

Person of interestRavi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar