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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

1939Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1865President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens

198216th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

1944"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

1976Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup

1929JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

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

2012Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 11th

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

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

October 11th Deaths
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