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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1521Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"

1939Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

1969Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

1985President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands

1978Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

1944"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

1911Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

1992Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

1868Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

1844Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)

1966Luke Perry, Mansfield Ohio, actor (Dillon-Beverly Hill 90210)

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

1954Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

1948Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

1975Future US President Bill Clinton weds future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham

1987Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

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Notable Deaths on October 11th

1963Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

1809Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis & Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

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