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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

1960Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

1961Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

19831st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

1901Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

1983Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1961JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1936Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1959Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri

2009Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

1951Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

1475Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

1725George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1843Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)

1918Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1931Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

1890Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

2008Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

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