International Mountain Day
Burkina Faso National Day
1602 - An attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend in Geneva
1816 - Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1907 - New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the U.N. General Assembly.
1971 - The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
1979 - Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1994 - The world's largest free trade zone was created when leaders of 34 Western Hemisphere nations signed a free-trade declaration known as "The Miami Process."
1997 - Agreement at the global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases. The protocol commits nations to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to below 1990 levels
11 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management