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Today In History

Thu., Dec. 11, 1997, midnight

1792: France’s King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face charges of treason. Louis was convicted and executed the following month.

1936: Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson.

1941: Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind.


 
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