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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1988Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

1904Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace

1959Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

1953Winston Churchill criticizes US Sec of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

1502Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"

192863rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

2007Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.

1942William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.

1956Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

1904Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

1983Holly Valance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer

1963Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)

1888Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

1981Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

1960John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

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