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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

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

1968Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

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

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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