Press "Enter" to skip to content

This Day in History for December 11

Spread the love

1620 – 102 Mayflower Pilgrims and about 30 crew land at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

1902 – The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products.

1906 – US President Theodore Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo.

1919 – Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama.

1932 – San Francisco’s coldest day (-27 degrees F) – it snows.

1941 – Germany & Italy declare war on USA.

1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)

1954 – USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va.

1961 – “Please, Mr. Postman” by Marvelettes released.

1961 – JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam.

1964 – “Time” magazine calls Susan Sontag “one of Manhattan’s brightest intellectuals” in a review of her groundbreaking essay “Notes on Camp”

1972 – Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th and 12th people on the Moon.

1978 – 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8m in cash & jewelry.

1980 – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

1997 – Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows.

2008 – Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

2012 – HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering.

2017 – US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment.

2018 – Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is “the Guardians” journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi.

2018 – The Artic is experiencing “unprecedented warmth” caused by human-caused climate change, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Report.

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.