Thursday, December 14, 2017

Events on 11 December

1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)

1719 - 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)

1816 - Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union

1844 - 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct

1872 - 1st black US govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)

1882 - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

1906 - US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo

1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1913 - "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered

1917 - 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot

1919 - Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala

1928 - Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

1931 - Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd

1936 - Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis SimpsonDuchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson

1939 - New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed

1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on US

1941 - Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)

1941 - Japanese occupy Guam

1946 - Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

1946 - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio

1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

1954 - USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va

1961 - "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released

1961 - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel

1961 - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
US President John F. KennedyUS President John F. Kennedy

1961 - JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1964 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1967 - 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed

1967 - People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established

1967 - SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)

1971 - The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.

1972 - Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon

1975 - 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents

1978 - 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry

1980 - The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

1981 - Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

1981 - El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war.

1983 - 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

1985 - Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)

1986 - South Africa censors press

1990 - 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog

1991 - William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape


1992 - Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage

1994 - Russian troops enter Chechnya

1997 - The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens for signature.

2008 - Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

2009 - Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

2010 - Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

2012 - 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria

2012 - HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering