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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

198372nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

1975Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

2009Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

1964Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1961Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

2006The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

2012British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

1936Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1960Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

1951Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

1475Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

1725George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1890Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

1918Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1863Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

1931Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

2008Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

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