11 DECEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Pope Leo X (Giovanni de 'Medici), 1475
  • Hector Berlioz, 1803
  • Max Born, 1882
  • Fiorello La Guardia, 1882
  • Victor McLaglen, 1886
  • Gilbert Roland, 1905
  • Carlo Ponti, 1913
  • Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, 1918
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant, 1930
  • Rita Moreno, 1931
  • David Gates, 1940
  • Tom Hayden, 1940
  • Donna Mills, 1943
  • Brenda Lee, 1944
  • Teri Garr, 1945
  • Christina Onassis, 1950
  • Jermaine Jackson, 1954
  • Marco Pierre White, 1961
  • Curtis Williams, 1962

Died On This Day:

  • King Charles XII Sweden, 1718
  • Charles Rudolph Walgreen, 1939
  • Sam Cooke killed, 1964
  • Willie Rushton, 1996
  • Ravi Shankar, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1719 - First recorded display of Aurora Borealis in America-New England.
  • 1769 - Venetian blinds patented in England by Edward Beran.
  • 1816 - Indiana 19th state admitted to Union.
  • 1848 - Louis Napoleon elected President of the Republic of France.
  • 1936 - Edward VIII abdicates throne for love of Mrs. Wallis Simpson; brother George VI becomes King.
  • 1941 - U.S. declares war on Germany and Italy, and vice versa.
  • 1946 - U.N. founds UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
  • 1961 - John F. Kennedy orders first U.S. military intervention in Vietnam.
  • 1967 - Koyna earthquake near Poona, India kills about 200 and injures a few thousand.
  • 1987 - Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and cane auctioned at Christies for £82,500.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Damasus I
  • Daniel the Stylite

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • CHANUKKA (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th day of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • KWANZAA - African American Heritage celebrated December 26 - January 1

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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