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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

1503Pope Julius II elected

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

1939Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

1725George Frederick Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

1963Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

2004The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 11th

2004Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75

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

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