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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

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

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

1990James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

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

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

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

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

1966SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

1969Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Rachel-Friends)

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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

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

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

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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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