On this day: December 11

POSTED: 08:24 PM PST Dec 10, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 10, 2015 

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 - World War II
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U.S. Army Signal Corps

1941: During World War II, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declared war on Germany and Italy.


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