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)
- 1868Brazilians defeat Paraguayans at the Battle of Avaí during the War of the Triple Alliance.
- 1907The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
- 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.
- 1931The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
- 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.
- 1964Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
- 1981El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
- 1993Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 2001The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
- 2006Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, the president of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacan. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
Who were born on December 11?
- 1680Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
- 1761Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)
- 1803Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
- 1890Mark Tobey, American painter (d. 1976)
- 1932Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan Contra leader (d. 1991)
- 1938McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
- 1966Gary Dourdan, American actor
- 1969Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster, current World Chess Champion
- 1974Rey Mysterio, Mexican professional wrestler
- 1982Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentine racing driver
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