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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

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

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

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

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

1939Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

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

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

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

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

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

October 11th Historical Events
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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)

October 11th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 11th

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

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

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

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

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

October 11th Deaths
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