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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

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

1917King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand

1900james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

1864Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

1820Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

1982Cory Monteith, Calgary, Alberta, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

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

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

1778William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

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