December 11: Day of the Week
December 11, 2019 was the 345th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 20 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1789The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
- 1792French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
- 1958French Upper Volta gains self-government from France, becomes the Republic of Upper Volta, and joins the French Community.
- 1962Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1897Ronald Skirth, conscientious objector of the First World War (d. 1977)
- 1908Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese director
- 1910Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (d. 1937)
- 1911Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (d. 2009)
- 1931Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress
- 1939Tom Hayden, American politician and activist
- 1941Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
- 1963John Lammers, Dutch footballer and football manager
- 1964Carolyn Waldo, Canadian synchronized swimmer
- 1966Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor
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