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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

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

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

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

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

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

1959Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

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

1968Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

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

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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

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