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  • Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1862

    Abraham Lincoln

    Battle of Fredericksburg

    Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1862

    Burnside, against presidential advice, launched an offensive across the Rappahannock River and was defeated by Lee at Fredericksburg in December. Desertions during 1863 came in the thousands and only increased after Fredericksburg, so Lincoln replaced Burnside with Joseph Hooker.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    War declaration against Germany

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    On December 11, 1941, Hitler and Mussolini declared war on the United States, which responded in kind.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    World War II

    United States declared war upon Germany

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Dec 11, 1941

    On December 11, 1941, the United States Congress declared war upon Germany, hours after Germany declared war on the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 11, 1943

    Frank Sinatra

    Military Rejection

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 11, 1943

    Sinatra did not serve in the military during World War II. On December 11, 1943, he was officially classified 4-F ("Registrant not acceptable for military service") by his draft board because of a perforated eardrum. However, U.S. Army files reported that Sinatra was "not acceptable material from a psychiatric viewpoint", but his emotional instability was hidden to avoid "undue unpleasantness for both the selectee and the induction service".




  • House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 1998

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Legal Benefit of the Doubt

    House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 1998

    On December 11, 1998, the House Judiciary Committee voted on whether to present the three articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives. On the first and second articles of impeachment, grand jury perjury and obstruction of justice, the Committee voted 21-to-17 to impeach, strictly on party lines; on the third article of impeachment, perjury, the Committee voted 20-to-18 to impeach, with Republican Lindsey Graham joining Democratic Committee Members in order to give President Clinton "the legal benefit of the doubt".




  • California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 11, 2006

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 6

    California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 11, 2006

    On December 11, 2006, Sun Microsystems released Java SE 6.




  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Bill H.R.4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009, House cleared bill H.R.4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.


  • Wilsonville, Oregon, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

    Xerox

    Xerox sold their Wilsonville

    Wilsonville, Oregon, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

    In December 2013, Xerox sold their Wilsonville, Oregon solid ink product design, engineering and chemistry group and related assets previously acquired from Tektronix to 3D Systems for $32.5 million in cash.


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