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Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease



Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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December 11, 1816: Indiana became the 19th state.



December 11, 1844: Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry.



December 11, 1936: King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.









December 11, 1994: Russian troups invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region.



December 11, 1997: Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI.