Sunday, December 11, 2011

11th of December

It is the 345th day of the year and there are only 20 days remaining.

361 - Julian the Apostate becomes sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.  He rules from Constantinople and tries to restore paganism.

1819 - Indiana becomes the 19th state of the United States of America.

1941 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan.  The U.S. then declares war on Germany and Italy in retaliation.

1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, is established.

1964 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

2001 - The People's Republic of China decides to join the World Trade Organization.

2008 - Bernard Madoff, is arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

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