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Notable Historical Events for March 11th

1865General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC

199117th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Kirstie Alley win (TV)

1513Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

1941FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

1985Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

186212] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

1942Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

1982Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC

1867Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

1851Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

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Notable Birthdays on March 11th

1931Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)

1982Thora Birch, Los Angeles, California, American actress (American Beauty, Ghost World)

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Notable Weddings on March 11th

1787Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

1949CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois

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Notable Deaths on March 11th

1970Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

1955Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

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