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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands

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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)

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

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

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

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

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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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