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Other Notable Events for December 11

On this date in history:

In 1789, the North Carolina Legislature chartered the University of North Carolina.

In 1816, Indiana joined the United States as its 19th state.

In 1941, four days after Japan attacked ...

Notable Birthdays for December 11

Those born on this date include:

- U.S. statesman George Mason in 1725
- Scottish physicist and kaleidoscope inventor David Brewster in 1781
- French composer Hector Berlioz in 1803
- German pioneer bacteriologist ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014 with 20 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus