THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2016. There are 20 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
2008: Bernie Madoff was arrested, accused of running a multibilliondollar Ponzi scheme. (Madoff is serving a 150-year federal prison sentence.)
IN THE WORLD
1792: France’s King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face charges of treason. (Louis was convicted, and executed the following month.) 1936: Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actress Rita Moreno is 85. Pop singer David Gates (Bread) is 76. Actress Donna Mills is 76. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is 73. Singer Brenda Lee is 72. Actress Lynda Day George is 72. Actress Teri Garr is 69. Movie director Susan Seidelman is 64. Actresscomedian Mo’Nique is 49. Rapper-actor Mos Def is 43. The Associated Press