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Notable Historical Events for December 11th

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

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

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

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.

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

198372nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

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

1959Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 11th

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

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

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

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

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)

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Notable Deaths on December 11th

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

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

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