On this day: December 11

Published On: Dec 10 2012 10:24:00 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The world's first motor show opens in Paris, Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, Muhammad Ali fights his last fight, and Bernie Madoff is arrested, all on this day.

OTD December 11 - Mars Climate Orbiter
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1998: The Mars Climate Orbiter blasts off on a nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the probe would disappear in September 1999, apparently destroyed because scientists had failed to convert standard U.S. measurements to metric values.

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