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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

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

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

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

308The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

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

1980Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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