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December 11 - Today in History
By Staff
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0384 - St Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0711 - Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42
1282 - Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies
1282 - Michael VIII, Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies
1419 - Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1477 - Duchess Maria van Bourgondi ends Great Privilegie
1572 - Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1610 - Forges Dimitri 2, czar of Russia, murdered
1618 - Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1688 - King James II arrested
1710 - Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1718 - Battle at Frederikshall Norway
1719 - 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1756 - Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies
1792 - France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
1816 - Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1816 - Indiana becomes 19th state
1844 - 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Connecticut
1866 - 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean
1872 - 1st black US governor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)
1882 - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
1888 - French Panama Canal company fails
1893 - 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
1899 - Battle of Magers' fountain - Boer leader Cronj� vs Gen Methuen
1901 - Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland
1903 - British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet
1905 - British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
1906 - US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1909 - Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000 
1914 - Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed
1916 - David Lloyd George forms British war government
1917 - 13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot
1917 - German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1919 - Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
1925 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
1926 - Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
1926 - Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
1928 - Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover
1928 - NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
1930 - Bank of the United States opens in NYC
1931 - Japan leaves the Golden Standard
1931 - Brit Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfoundland
1932 - San Francisco's coldest day (27�F) - it snows
1934 - 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
1934 - 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
1934 - Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
1934 - NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
1936 - King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI
1937 - 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1937 - Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1938 - NY Giants win NFL championship
1939 - New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed
1940 - Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
1941 - Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on US
1941 - Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
1941 - Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
1941 - Japanese occupy Guam
1942 - Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1944 - Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
1946 - Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
1946 - Spain suspended from UN
1946 - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1947 - Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
1949 - Chicago Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)
1949 - Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
1950 - Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement
1954 - Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1954 - USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Virginia
1956 - Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
1958 - 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
1958 - Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1959 - Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 - Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1960 - Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
1961 - "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1961 - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 - JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1964 - Sam Cooke, rock vocalist, shot to death at 29
1966 - Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1967 - 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1967 - Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1967 - People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1967 - SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1968 - US Soccer Football Assoc refuses to let NASL disband
1969 - Libya adopts constitution
1970 - John Lennon releases an album that contains songs using the f-word
1970 - Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
1970 - Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
1972 - Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon
1972 - Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1973 - Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
1973 - NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
1973 - Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
1973 - West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
1975 - 1st class postage rises from 10-cents to 13-cents
1975 - Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
1977 - Billboard Awards
1978 - 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
1979 - Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
1979 - Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1980 - Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
1981 - Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees
1981 - Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 - Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary General of UN
1981 - Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 - UN Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary General
1981 - Washington Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
1983 - 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 - 72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)
1983 - Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1984 - Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
1985 - Computer store owner in Sacramento Calif killed by package bomb
1985 - Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1985 - General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
1985 - NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals
1986 - A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
1986 - South Africa censors press
1987 - Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
1989 - Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract
1990 - 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
1990 - US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1991 - William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1992 - Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
1993 - 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
1993 - Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
1994 - Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1995 - Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
1997 - Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

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