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This Day in History: Dec. 11

1816 Indiana is admitted to the Union as the 19th state.
1936 Britain's King Edward VIII abdicates so that he can marry twice-divorced American Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1941 The United States declares war on Germany and Italy.
1946 UNICEF is established by the UN General Assembly.
1997 Representatives of more than 150 countries, at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, approve an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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