December 11: Day of the Week
December 11, 2021 is the 345th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1792French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
- 1927Guangzhou Uprising: Communist militia and worker Red Guards launch an uprising in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
- 1937Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
- 1946The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
- 1972Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
- 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.
- 1994First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
- 2001The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
- 2005Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who are not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
- 2008Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
Who were born on December 11?
- 1465Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
- 1858Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)
- 1882Fiorello La Guardia, American statesman (d. 1947)
- 1908Amon Göth, commandant of Nazi concentration camp (d. 1946)
- 1916Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)
- 1941Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
- 1944Jon Garrison, American tenor
- 1954Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
- 1964Cosy Sheridan, American singer
- 1972Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer
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