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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1980Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

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.

1503Pope Julius II elected

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 11th

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

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

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