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Notable Historical Events for October 11th

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

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

1939Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

1726Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 11th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 11th

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

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

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

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

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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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