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Notable Historical Events for August 11th

1944British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

1976Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami

1950Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

1984During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

1980Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

1993Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

1993Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

199173rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

1919Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

1929Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)

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Notable Birthdays on August 11th

1921Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)

1858Christiaan Eijkman, Nijkerk Netherlands, physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), (d. 1930)

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Notable Weddings on August 11th

1949Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)

1886Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio

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Notable Deaths on August 11th

2003Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

1994Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

2014Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

1986Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

1919Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

1937Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

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