December 11 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Canada Observance
Constitution Day observed
Thailand National Holiday
Human Rights and Peace Day
Kiribati Public Holiday
Republic Day
Madagascar Public Holiday
International Mountain Day
- International
Noodle Ring Day
- Weird


Historical Events

  • 1792: The National Convention places King Louis XVI of France on trial for treason.
  • 1815: The predecessor of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is created on this day.
  • 1816: Indiana becomes the 19thS state to enter the Union.
  • 1917: British General Edmund Allenby heads into Jerusalem and places the city under martial law.
  • 1925: The Feast of Christ the King is introduced by Quas primas – the Roman Catholic papal encyclical.
  • 1934: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous – William Wilson – enters treatment.
  • 1941: After the United States declares war on Japan after the Pearl Harbor attack, Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.
  • 1941: Poland declares war on Japan during WWII.
  • 1941: During the Battle of Wake Island, the Imperial Japanese Navy loses its surface vessels.
  • 1946: UNICEF is established.
  • 2001: China joins the WTO (World Trade Organization).
  • 2008: Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged for his $50-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Famous Birthdays

  • American lawyer and politician, George Mason is born in 1725.
  • Hawaiian King Kamehameha V of Hawaii is born in 1830.
  • German microbiologist, doctor and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Koch is born in 1843.
  • American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon is born in 1863.
  • Russian novelist and Nobel Prize laureate, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is born in 1918.
  • American actress Marie Windsor is born in 1919.
  • English actress Liz Smith is born in 1921.
  • American actress and dancer, Betsy Blair is born in 1923.
  • American singer-songwriter Big Mama Thornton is born in 1926.
  • Spanish actress Chus Lampreave is born in 1930.
  • Puerto-Rican American actress, singer and dancer, Rita Moreno is born in 1931.
  • American author and poet, Keith Waldrop is born in 1932.
  • American novelist and poet, Jim Harrison is born in 1937.
  • English actress Anna Carteret is born in 1942.
  • American lieutenant and politician, John Kerry is born in 1943.
  • American actress Lynda Day George is born in 1944.
  • American actress Hailee Steinfeld is born in 1996.