11th December

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1994 Russian troops enter Chechenia Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechenia following the Chechen leader Dzhokar Dudayev's defeat of a Russian backed attempt to topple him.
1936 King Edward VIII abdicates In a radio broadcast to his subjects in Britain King Edward VIII abdicates the throne to be with the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson.
1901 Wirless transmission 2000 miles Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmits from Cornwall to Newfoundland using an aerial 164 feet high

 

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On This Day - 11th December