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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1925Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1503Pope Julius II elected

1943Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

1925Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

1980Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

1933Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

1969Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

308The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

1994Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

1974Leonardo DiCaprio, Los Angeles California, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street)

1050Henry IV, Goslar, Kaiserpfalz, Holy Roman Emperor (1084—1105)

1885George S Patton, San Gabriel, California, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts", (d. 1945)

1821Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

1922Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

1962Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane)

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

1957Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

1980Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

1944Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

185820th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

1971Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

1838Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species)

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Notable Deaths on November 11th

2004Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75

1831Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

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