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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

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

1942William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.

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

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

1968Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

1985Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

192863rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

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

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

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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