Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 11

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This is a list of selected December 11 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Republic Day in Burkina Faso (1958) refimprove section
220Emperor Xian abdicated the throne and the Han dynasty broke apart, beginning the Three Kingdoms period in China. refimprove section
630 – Muslims led by Muhammad conquered Mecca from the Quraysh. multiple issues
1282Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last independent Prince of Wales to rule in Wales, was killed in an ambush. needs more footnotes, refimprove section
1868 – Revolutionary Vasil Levski began his first tour around Ottoman Bulgaria, laying the foundations for a national uprising against the Ottoman occupation. appears on February 18
1931 – The British Parliament enacted the Statute of Westminster, giving the option of complete legislative independence to the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. refimprove section
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly created UNICEF, originally to help provide emergency food and health care to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. needs cleanup, outdated
1971 – The Libertarian Party of the United States was founded, currently one of the largest of America's alternative political parties. refimprove sections
1980 – The United States Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act to protect people, families, communities and others from heavily contaminated toxic waste sites that have been abandoned. refimprove section
1990 – The Party of Labour of Albania allowed other political parties to form, the first step in the nation's fall of communism. refimprove
1994 – The First Chechen War began as Russian forces entered into the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya to control the secessionist movement. refimprove sections, ISBNs missing
2005A series of explosions, described as the biggest of its kind in peacetime Europe, rocked the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. needs update



December 11

Workers clearing rubble in Cork following the fires
Workers clearing rubble in Cork following the fires

Al-Fath ibn Khaqan (d. 861) · George Mason (b. 1725) · Marco Pierre White (b. 1961)

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