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Notable Historical Events for April 11th

1914George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres

1961Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village

20142014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

1933Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

1951US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

1981Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him

1814Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

1955The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1975Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)

200468th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279

April 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 11th

1987Joss Stone, English singer

1971Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)

1925Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby

146Lucius Septimius Severus, Leptis Magna Libya, Roman Emperor (193-211)

April 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 11th

1799Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

1996Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

2009Tennis player champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland

1981Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen

1888Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

1911Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 11th

2007Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

2013Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, dies at 88

April 11th Deaths
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