11 December It happened today…….
1769 Venetian blinds patented by Edward Beran.
1894 The first motor show opens in Paris.
1914 In the Battle of the Falklands, four German cruisers are sunk with no British losses.
1920 Britain declares martial law in large parts of Ireland.
1936 Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicates.
1963 In Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra Jr is freed by kidnappers after a ransom is paid.