December 11: Day of the Week
December 11, 2020 is the 346th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1602A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva.
- 1907The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
- 1937Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
- 1941World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.
- 1948The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, which established and defined the role of the United Nations Conciliation Commission as an organization to facilitate peace in the British Mandate for Palestine.
- 1980The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
- 1981El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
- 1994A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila to Tokyo, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
- 1997The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
- 2006The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
Who were born on December 11?
- 1913Jean Marais, French actor (d. 1998)
- 1950Christina Onassis, American heiress (d. 1988)
- 1954Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
- 1965Giannis Ragousis, Greek politician
- 1968Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer
- 1969Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer
- 1984Spyros Vrontaras, Greek footballer
- 1985Aiko Kayo, Japanese idol singer
- 1985Shelby Holliday, Television personality
- 1989Murugan Thiruchelvam, English chess player
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