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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

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

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

1951Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

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

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

1543Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

1809Robert Fulton patents steamboat

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 11th

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

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

1800William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

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

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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

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

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

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Notable Deaths on February 11th

2006Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

1963Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

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