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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1189Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

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

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

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

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

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

1985Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

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

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

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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)

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

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

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

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

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