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This Day in History

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Born on this day
1792  - Josef Mohr, who wrote the lyrics to 'Silent Night', is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1848  - Edmund Kennedy is killed by Aborigines just short of his destination of Cape York. [more]
Australian History
1792  - Captain Arthur Phillip, first Governor of the New South Wales colony, returns to England. [more]
1931  - The Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to countries of the British Commonwealth. [more]
2015  - Australian naturalist and controversial conservationist Harry Butler dies. [more]
World History
1903  - The world's first wildlife preservation society is founded. [more]
1919  - A monument is dedicated to the destructive Boll Weevil in Enterprise, Alabama. [more]

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