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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

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

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

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

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

1987Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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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