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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1959Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

1820Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.

1919Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

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

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

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

2007Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.

1974"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

1963Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

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

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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

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

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