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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

192863rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

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

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

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

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

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

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

1917King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

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