On This Day in History, December 11

Let’s take you through the pages of history and see which of these major events you know. This list of historic events that happened on December 11 will leave you enlightened.

  • 1913 – “Mona Lisa” was recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum.
  • 1916 – David Lloyd George formed the British war government.
  • 1934 – Ford C Frick became president of baseball’s National League.
  • 1936 – King Edward VIII was abdicated from the British throne.
  • 1937Italy withdrew from the League of Nations.
  • 1941 – The U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1946 – The establishment of UNICEF.
  • 1947 – Pacific Coast League application for major league status got rejected.
  • 1950 – British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion.
  • 1964 –  Che Guevara spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City when a terrorist fired a bomb during his speech.
  • 1992 – US President George W. Bush awarded actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 1997 – Kyoto Protocol was adopted; an international treaty that calls for the restriction of greenhouse gasses by the signatories.
  • 2006 –  International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust was opened in Tehran.
  • 2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
  • 2009 – A Finnish puzzle video game known as Angry Birds was released internationally.
  • 2012 – Stephen Hawking, won the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.
  • 2013 –  Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s person of the year.
  • 2017 – Attempted suicide terrorist bomb attack in New York.
  • 2018 –  According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report, the Arctic is experiencing “unprecedented warmth” caused by human-caused climate change.
  • 2019 – Climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

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