On this Day in History: December 11

1978 – The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
1968 – The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
1953 – KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska’s first TV station.
1949 – WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, Texas (NBC) airs its first broadcast.
1948 – WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting.
1948 – WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting.