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Notable Historical Events for February 11th

1990Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

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

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

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

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

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

1941Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

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

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

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

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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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 11th

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

1989MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

1965Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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

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

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

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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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