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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

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

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

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

1917King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand

1919Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

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

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

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

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

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