December 11, 1936
After ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. The eldest son of King George V, Edward ascended to the throne in January 1936. He enjoyed immense popularity with his subjects until he announced his intention to marry Wallis Warf...
December 11, 1994
"On this day in 1994, almost three years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia launched an attack on Chechnya. The small rebellious republic had persisted with its assertion of independence from Moscow, and Russian President Yeltsin sought to quell any momentum. A disorganised invasion led...
December 11, 1719
"On this day in 1719, the first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England. Rather than awe, the Northern Lights roused fear and alarm of the Judgment Day in those who witnessed it.
In reports, New Englanders described seeing what looked like a mysterious face lo...