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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1974Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

1896Oscar Wilde's "Salome," premieres in Paris

1966SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

1768Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

1990James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

55Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

2011Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

2013Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1847Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

1917Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

1969Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Rachel-Friends)

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

1902US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1810French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

1972Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

1905Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

1963Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

2012Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

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