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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1992Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

1945Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong

1809Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

1911Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

1976Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

1865President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens

2006"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

1978Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

October 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

1884Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)

1844Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

1954Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

1938Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith

1948Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

1987Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

October 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 11th

1963Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

1809Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis & Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

October 11th Deaths
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