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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

1959Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

1936Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1964Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1994Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

2012British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

1975Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

1983Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

2009Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

1959Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri

1620Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

1863Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

1843Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)

1931Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

1890Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

1918Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1475Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

2008Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

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