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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1792French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
- 1815the U.S. Senate created a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
- 1905A workers’ uprising occurs in Kiev and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
- 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.
- 1964Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
- 1993Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1994First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
- 1998Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Thai Airways Airbus A310-300 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
- 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?
- 1863Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (d. 1941)
- 1873Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
- 1921Liz Smith, British actress
- 1932Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan Contra leader (d. 1991)
- 1944Jon Garrison, American tenor
- 1944Teri Garr, American film actress
- 1954Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
- 1962Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer
- 1967DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A)
- 1981Nikki Benz, Ukraine-born Canadian pornographic actress
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