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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1768Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

55Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

200749th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

1998KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview

1531Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

1896Oscar Wilde's "Salome," premieres in Paris

2013Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

2011Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1812Alexander H. Stephens, US Confederate Vice President, died in 1883

1847Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

1917Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

1905Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

1972Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1995Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

1902US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1810French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

February 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 11th

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

2012Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

February 11th Deaths
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