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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1925Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

2004The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

200943rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

1983President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

1925Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

1971Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

1503Pope Julius II elected

308The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

1050Henry IV, Goslar, Kaiserpfalz, Holy Roman Emperor (1084—1105)

1974Leonardo DiCaprio, Los Angeles California, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street)

1922Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

1962Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane)

1885George S Patton, San Gabriel, California, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts", (d. 1945)

1821Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

1838Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species)

1971Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

1980Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

185820th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

1944Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

1957Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

November 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 11th

1880Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

1831Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

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