December 11: Day of the Week
December 11, 2018 was the 345th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 20 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1917British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
- 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.
- 1946The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2008Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
Who were born on December 11?
- 1882Fiorello La Guardia, American statesman (d. 1947)
- 1926Big Mama Thornton, American singer (d. 1984)
- 1938Reg Livermore, Australian entertainer
- 1941Max Baucus, American politician, senior senator of Montana
- 1944Brenda Lee, American singer
- 1944Teri Garr, American film actress
- 1963Mario Been, Dutch footballer and football manager
- 1968Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer
- 1972Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1975Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
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