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 This day in History - December 11
351 Historic Events for December 11
1981

Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

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1981

Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees

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1981

UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl

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1983

Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82

Death
1983

Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1983

72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

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1983

1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

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1984

Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya

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1984

George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90

Death
1984

"Doug Henning and His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf

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1985

General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC

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1985

NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 and ties record of 21 goals

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1985

Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)

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1985

Computer store owner in Sacramento Calif killed by package bomb

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1986

South Africa censors press

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1986

Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30

Death
1986

A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League

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1987

Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay

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1989

Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract

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1989

"City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances

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1990

Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92

Death
1990

US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space

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1990

13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog

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1991

Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71

Death
1991

William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape

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