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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

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

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

1946Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

1730Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

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

2006The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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.

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

1951Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

2003Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

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

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

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

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)

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

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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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