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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

200749th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

1974Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

1990James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

1957NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

1951Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1975Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

2013Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

1847Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

1969Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Rachel-Friends)

1917Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

1902US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1995Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

1972Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

1810French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

2012Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

1963Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

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