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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1975Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

1985President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands

1945Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong

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

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

2006"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

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

1944"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

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

1726Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

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

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

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

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

October 11th Weddings
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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

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