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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

1961JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

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

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

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

2003Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

19831st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

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

1951Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

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

1946Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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