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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1726Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

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

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

1986Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

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

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

1929JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

1985President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands

1997Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)

October 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

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

1966Luke Perry, Mansfield Ohio, actor (Dillon-Beverly Hill 90210)

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

1975Future US President Bill Clinton weds future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham

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

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

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

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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