A to Z This Day in World History | December 11th

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Here are a few significant events that happened on December 11:

1936: King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicated the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée.

1941: The United States entered World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.

1972: Apollo 17, the final mission of NASA’s Apollo program, became the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the lunar surface.

1997: The Kyoto Protocol was adopted by a conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The protocol set binding targets for industrialized countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Remember that historical events can be subjective, and what is considered “major” can vary depending on cultural, regional, or individual perspectives.

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