December 11th is known as Mountain Day as well as UNICEF Birthday.
Today marks day 345 of the year, and we have 19 days left of the year, and 13 days until Christmas Day.
If today is important to you in any way, then you should check out these facts and events that happened on December 11th throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1866, the first yacht race across the Atlantic Ocean began? The idea started as a drunken bet between some wealthy Americans a couple of months before.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 11th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 11 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The US FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
A trial for Huntington’s disease procured positive results.
This was a breakthrough trial, as it was the first time a drug had suppressed the effects of an incurable brain disorder.
British physicist Stephen Hawking won the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most profitable academic prize in the world.
Tiger Woods announced his indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Hailee Steinfeld? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on December 11th throughout history.
Don’t let people talk you into what they think is you.
American TV Host
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.
Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely.
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created at the end of WWII to provide aid for mothers and children in countries affected by the war but now provides support worldwide. There’s no better way to celebrate today than to donate to UNICEF!
International Mountain Day
In 2003 the UN created International Mountain Day to help protect our mountains, and it’s been celebrated worldwide ever since. Today is a fantastic day to head to the hills and try to summit a peak you’ve never reached before; don’t forget to bring some extra trash bags and help tidy up!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The Republic of Benin was a country in Africa that existed for only one day in 1967.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on December 11 shares the star sign of Sagittarius.
Sagittarius is represented by the archer and is the ninth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between November 22 and December 21 falls into this astrological sign.
All those who are born in December share the Blue Topaz birthstone. The blue topaz promotes harmony, serenity, tranquility and helps the wearer to overcome pain and hurt.
If your birthday falls on December 11th, you would’ve likely been conceived around March 20th in the same year.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around September 3rd, 2024.