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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

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

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

1994Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

1997Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

1971Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

1503Pope Julius II elected

1983President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

1050Henry IV, Goslar, Kaiserpfalz, Holy Roman Emperor (1084—1105)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

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

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)

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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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