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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

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

1986Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

1944"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

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

1927Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

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

1809Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

1997Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)

October 11th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

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

1884Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)

October 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 11th

1938Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith

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

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

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

October 11th Weddings
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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

October 11th Deaths
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