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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1900james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

1988Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

1917King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand

1985Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

1953Winston Churchill criticizes US Sec of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

1972Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

1189Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

1502Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"

1904Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

1904Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

1982Cory Monteith, Calgary, Alberta, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo)

1983Holly Valance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer

1888Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

1981Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

1778William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

1960John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

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