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Notable Historical Events for April 11th

1955The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

198355th Academy Awards - "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

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

1951US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

1981Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

2012Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer

1996"King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform

1865Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction

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

1961Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village

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Notable Birthdays on April 11th

1935Richard Kuklinski, Jersey City New Jersey, American mafia hitman

1987Joss Stone, English singer

1925Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby

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

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Notable Weddings on April 11th

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

1799Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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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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