Back To Mobile Site

On this day: December 11

Published: Dec 10 2012 11:24:00 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

The world's first motor show opens in Paris, Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, Muhammad Ali fights his last fight, and Bernie Madoff is arrested, all on this day.

OTD December 11 - Louis XVI
1 / 40
Public domain

1792: During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention. He would eventually be found guilty of high treason, and executed by guillotine on Jan. 21, 1793.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • South Korean ferry sinks

    YTN

    Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

    Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

On this Day

  • Virginia Tech shootings sign

    Rick Wilking/Reuters

    On this day: April 16

    LSD's creator drops acid (accidentally) for the first time, Martin Luther King writes his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," The Rolling Stones release their debut album, and tragedy strikes Virginia Tech, all on this day.