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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

200749th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

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

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

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

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

1575King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

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

1941Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

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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

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

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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

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

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

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

February 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 11th

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

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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