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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1997Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

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

1957NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

1575King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

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

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

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

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

1945Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

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

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

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

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

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

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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

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