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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1775Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

200943rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

1158Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

1925Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

1930Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1933Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

1968As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

1943Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

1962Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane)

1974Leonardo DiCaprio, Los Angeles California, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street)

1885George S Patton, San Gabriel, California, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts", (d. 1945)

1922Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

1493Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), (d. 1541)

1821Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

1838Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species)

1971Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

185820th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

1944Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton

1980Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

1957Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

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Notable Deaths on November 11th

1880Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

1831Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

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