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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

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

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

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

1531Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

1997Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

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

1951Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

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

1812Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, died in 1883

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

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1995Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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

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