Osun Defender History Corner: December 11 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: December 11 In Focus
  • PublishedDecember 11, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

December 11, 361

Roman Emperor Julian enters Constantinople as sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

December 11, 1282

Llywelyn the Last, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed in battle.

December 11, 1688

James II of England flees to France during the Glorious Revolution.

December 11, 1792

France’s King Louis XVI is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.

December 11, 1816

Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.

December 11, 1936

King Edward VIII abdicates the British throne, becoming the only British monarch to voluntarily relinquish the crown.

December 11, 1941

Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 11, 1946

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.

December 11, 1972

Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

December 11, 1981

Muhammad Ali’s final fight, losing to Trevor Berbick.

December 11, 1997

The Kyoto Protocol is adopted, aiming to combat global climate change.

December 11, 2001

China is admitted to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

December 11, 2008

Bernard Madoff is arrested for running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

December 11, 2013

The Chinese lunar rover, Chang’e 3, successfully lands on the Moon.

December 11, 2015

The Paris Agreement on climate change is adopted by 195 countries.

December 11, 2019

New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupts, causing multiple fatalities and injuries.

December 11, 2019

First case of COVID-19 is reported in Wuhan, China, marking the beginning of the global pandemic.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on December 11. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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