Today in History, English
Today in History, English

139758December 11Birth1465 – Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
139759December 11Birth1475 – Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
139760December 11Birth1566 – Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
139761December 11Birth1680 – Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
139762December 11Birth1709 – Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, French wife of Louis I of Spain (d. 1742)
139763December 11Birth1712 – Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)
139764December 11Birth1725 – George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)
139765December 11Birth1758 – Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
139766December 11Birth1761 – Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
139767December 11Birth1781 – David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)
139768December 11Birth1801 – Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)
139769December 11Birth1803 – Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
139770December 11Birth1810 – Alfred de Musset, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1857)
139741December 11Event1980 – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
139742December 11Event1981 – El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
139743December 11Event1990 – Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.
139744December 11Event1993 – Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
139745December 11Event1994 – First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
139746December 11Event1994 – A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
139747December 11Event1997 – The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
139748December 11Event1998 – Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-300 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
139749December 11Event2001 – The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
139750December 11Event2005 – The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom.
139751December 11Event2005 – Cronulla 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, New South Wales, Australia. These are followed up by retaliatory ethnic
139752December 11Event2006 – The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
139753December 11Event2006 – Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
139754December 11Event2007 – Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.
139755December 11Event2008 – Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
139756December 11Event2012 – At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.
139757December 11Event2014 – The city of Detroit, Michigan emerges from the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history.[1]

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