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Notable Historical Events for November 11th

1925Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1987Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

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

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

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

1493Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

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

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

1997Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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)

November 11th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 11th

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

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

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