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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

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

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

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.

1980Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

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

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

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

1503Pope Julius II elected

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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)

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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)

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

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

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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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