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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1980Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

200943rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

1725George Frederick Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London

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

1503Pope Julius II elected

1925Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

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

1939Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

November 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

1493Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), (d. 1541)

November 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 11th

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

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

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