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Today is December 11th, 2016 and is a Sunday.

On this day in....

2008: Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

2007: Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.

2006: Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military- led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.

2005: Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who are not) in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. These are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

2005: The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom.