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, which responded in kind.
1946 - UNICEF was established.
1972 - Man landed on the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission.
1994 - Russian troops rolled into breakaway republic of Chechnya in a failed bid to restore Moscow's control over the region.
1998 - The House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.
2000 - Shortstop Alex Rodriguez agreed to a $252 million 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers, the most lucrative sports contract in history at the time.
2008 - Bernard Madoff was arrested, accused of running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
Most importantly on December 11th every year we celebrate the birthday of the founder and president of Brute Outdoors, Jeremy Denson. A man of great vision and fortitude who's passion for the outdoors led him to create the worlds greatest ice chest. Please join me in celebrating a man who truly embodies the american entrepreneurial spirit!