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2006The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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

198372nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

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

1901Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

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

1928Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

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

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.

1946Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

1725George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

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

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