On This Day

Historical Events on December 11 (Part 2)

  • 2018 The Arctic is experiencing "unprecedented warmth" caused by human-caused climate change, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report

Historic Event

2018 US President Donald Trump says he would be "proud" to shut down the government in contentious meeting at The White House with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

  • 2019 India passes controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill clearing way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan but not if they are Muslim

Historic Event

2019 Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine's Person of the Year

  • 2019 Bougainville votes to become independent of Papua New Guinea in a referendum
  • 2019 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"
  • 2019 Militants attack army base in Ates, Niger, killing at least 71. Islamic State claim responsibility.
  • 2020 European Union leaders agree to cut net carbon emissions by 55% in the next decade
  • 2020 America's FDA authorizes the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Election of Interest

2020 US Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by Texas to overturn Jo Biden's election in four battleground states, endorsed by 17 Republican attorney generals

  • 2020 Gunmen storm a school in Kankara, Katsina state, northern Nigeria, kidnapping more than 300 students (Boko Haram later claims responsibility)
  • 2020 First same-sex civil union registered in Bolivia after a two-year legal battle by activists
  • 2021 87th Heisman Trophy Award: Bryce Young, Alabama (QB)