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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

2009Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

1994Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

1730Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

1959Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri

1961JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

2012British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

1936Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1975Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

1964Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

19831st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

1725George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1843Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)

1918Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1890Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

1931Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

1863Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

2008Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

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