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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1531Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

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

1809Robert Fulton patents steamboat

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

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

2013Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

1975Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1990James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

1941Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1812Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, died in 1883

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

1969Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Rachel-Friends)

1917Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1810French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

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

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

1963Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

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