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Notable Historical Events for April 11th

1980Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"

1968President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

196529th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

1914George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres

1967Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres

1814Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

1900The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy

1917Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox

198860th Academy Awards - "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

19891st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

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Notable Birthdays on April 11th

1925Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby

1987Joss Stone, English singer

1971Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)

146Lucius Septimius Severus, Leptis Magna Libya, Roman Emperor (193-211)

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Notable Weddings on April 11th

2009Tennis player champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland

1888Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

1996Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

1984MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

1911Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1981Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen

April 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 11th

2007Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

1926Luther Burbank, American botanist (b. 1849)

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