On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 2019

Historical Events

  • Bougainville votes to become independent of Papua New Guinea in a referendum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine's Person of the Year

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • Discovery of the earliest figurative artwork in the world, (43,900 years old), figures part human part animal, from cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia, reported in journal "Nature"
  • India passes controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill clearing way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan but not if they are Muslim
  • Militants attack army base in Ates, Niger, killing at least 71. Islamic State claim responsibility.

Famous Deaths

  • David Bellamy, English botanist and TV presenter, dies at 86
2019 Highlights

About December 11, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius