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December 11 Birthdays

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Pronunciation: [ulyiksän´dur EsI´uvich sôl"zhunEt´sin]

1918–, Russian Writer.

Sir David Brewster
physicist and natural philosopher (1781)

Louis-Hector Berlioz
composer (1803)

Robert Koch
bacteriologist (1843)

Annie Jump Cannon
astronomer (1863)

Fiorello Henry LaGuardia
mayor of New York City (1882)

Naguib Mahfouz
novelist (1911)

Carlo Ponti
producer (1912?)

Willie Mae Thornton
blues singer (1926)

John F. Kerry
politician (1943)

Mos Def
rapper, actor (1973)

December 11 in History

1816

Indiana became the 19th state.

1844

Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry.

1936

King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.

1941

Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.

1946

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established.

1994

Russian troups invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region.

1997

Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI.

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