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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1972Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

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

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

1980Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies

1981Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on TS Eliot) premieres in London

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

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

1974"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

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

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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

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