December 11 in History
1936December 11, 1936:
King Edward VIII of Great Britain abdicates his throne because of strong opposition towards his intention to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, a divorcee from the United States.
1941December 11, 1941:
Adolf Hitler declares war against the United States on behalf of Germany.
1946December 11, 1946:
The United Nations Children’s Fund, popularly referred to as UNICEF, is established by the United Nations.
1964December 11, 1964:
Soul singer Sam Cooke dies after he is shot in the chest thrice by Bertha Franklin, a Los Angeles motel manager who claims he threatened to kill her for interfering in his attempt to rape a woman in the motel.
1967December 11, 1967:
The American comedy-drama film, “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” is released.
1978December 11, 1978:
The Lufthansa airline’s cargo building at the JFK International Airport in New York City is robbed of close to $6 million in cash and jewellery.
1981December 11, 1981:
Boxer Muhammad Ali loses his final professional match to Trevor Berbick.
1998December 11, 1998:
2014December 11, 2014:
The world’s first successful penis transplant is carried out in South Africa, led by urologist Andre van der Merwe.
2015December 11, 2015:
The last Playboy magazine to feature a nude woman is published with actress Pamela Anderson as the model.