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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

1961Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

1983Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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

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

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

1960Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

1901Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

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

1730Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

1961JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

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

1475Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

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

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)

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

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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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