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Events in History for Friday 11th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events

1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1792 – France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
1901 – Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal
1913 – “Mona Lisa”, stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1931 – Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
1936 – Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)

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