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On This Day: December 11th

This is 345th day of the year and 20 days remain in the year.

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.
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.
2008
Bernard Madoff, an investment manager, was charged with defrauding clients of as much as $50 billion in what might be the largest swindle in Wall Street history.
December 11 BirthdaysAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

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

1918–, Russian Writer.


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