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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

1924Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1968Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

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

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