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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

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

1928Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

1730Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

1620Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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