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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1997Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

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

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1957NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

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

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

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

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

1998KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

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

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)

February 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 11th

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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

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