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Notable Historical Events for March 11th

1991Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

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

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

1954US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics

1997Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

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

1935Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe

1986Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

1985Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

1513Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

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Notable Birthdays on March 11th

1952Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

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

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Notable Weddings on March 11th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 11th

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

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

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