December 11 In Pop Culture History

11December 11 in Pop Culture History
Babies born today were probably conceived on Saint Patrick’s Day.

1769 – Venetian Blinds were patented in London by Edward Bevan in England.

1844 – Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth extracted after receiving an anesthetic (Nitrous Oxide) for the dental procedure, by Dr. John M. Riggs.

1882 – Boston’s Bijou Theater had its first performance, the first American playhouse lit with electricity.

1911 – In Stockholm, Sweden, Marie Curie became the first person to be awarded a second Nobel prize.

1936 – Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson.

1941 – Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.

1946 – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was founded.

1947 – The United Mine Workers union withdrew from the American Federation of Labor.

1961 – #1 Hit December 11, 1961 – December 17, 1961: The MarvelettesPlease Mr. Postman

1964 – Singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed by the motel manager of the Hacienda Motel, where he was staying.

1967 – The Concorde, a British/French venture; the world’s first supersonic airliner, was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

1972 – Apollo XVII astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt landed on the moon for the final Apollo mission.

1980 – Hawaii-based Magnum, P.I. premiered on CBS.

1981 – Muhammad Ali fought his 61st and final fight to Trevor Berbick.

1982 – #1 Hit December 11, 1982 – December 17, 1982: Toni BasilMickey

1985 – The Unabomber killed his first victim, Hugh Scrutton who was killed in his computer store when a mailed package exploded, in Sacramento, California.

1987 – Throw Momma From the Train, Empire of the Sun and Wall Street debuted in theaters.

1991 – Hook was released in theaters.

1992 – The Muppet Christmas Carol and A Few Good Men were released in theaters.

1993 – #1 Hit December 11, 1993 – December 24, 1993: Janet JacksonAgain

1997 – More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth’s global-warming “greenhouse gases.”

2004 – #1 Hit December 11, 2004 – December 31, 2005: Snoop Dogg featuring PharrellDrop It Like It’s Hot

2008 – Bernie Madoff was arrested for bilking clients for hundreds of millions of dollars.

2009 – The Lovely Bones was released in theaters.

2010 – #1 Hit December 11, 2010 – December 17, 2010: PinkRaise Your Glass

2010 – The first customer delivery of a Nissan Leaf (an all-electric vehicle) was made at by a dealer at Petaluma, California.

 

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