On this day in history 11 December
2012: British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.
2013: Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year.
2014: CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were "abhorrent".
2015: "Playboy" magazine publishes its last nude issue, features Pamela Anderson on the cover.
2016: Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh says he will contest his election defeat in court, after his 1st election loss in 22 years.
2017: US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump.
2018: Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 is "the Guardians" journalists targeted for their work, including Jamal Khashoggi.
2018: US President Donald Trump says he would be "proud" to shut down the government in contentious meeting.
2019: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
2020: US Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by Texas to overturn Jo Biden's election in four battleground states.