11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 11th December


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1930 - The Bank of the United States in New York fails

2. 1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson

3. 1937 - The Fascist Council in Rome, withdraws Italy from the League of Nations

4. 1941 - Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.

5. 1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established

6. 1951 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) announces his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career

7. 1954 - Jermaine Jackson is born

8. 1960 - Aretha Franklin makes her New York debut at the Village Vanguard

9. 1981 - Muhammad Ali fought his 61st and last fight to Trevor Berbick

10. 1987 - Charlie Chaplin's trademark cane and bowler hat are sold at Christie's for £82,500

11. 1994 - Russian troups invade Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region

 Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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