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Notable Historical Events for August 11th

1980Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

1950Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

1976Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

1993Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

1993Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

1956Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

1984Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

1984Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 11th

1921Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)

1858Christiaan Eijkman, Nijkerk Netherlands, physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), (d. 1930)

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Notable Weddings on August 11th

1886Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio

1925Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

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Notable Deaths on August 11th

2003Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

1994Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

1919Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

2014Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

1937Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

1986Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

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