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 This day in History - December 11
351 Historic Events for December 11
1913

Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women)

Birth
1913

Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)

Birth
1914

Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed

Event
1915

Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)

Birth
1916

David Lloyd George forms British war govt

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1917

German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia

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1917

13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot

Event
1918

Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42

Death
1918

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970)

Birth
1919

Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala

Event
1920

Eddy Firestone, SF Calif, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles)

Birth
1922

Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts and Letters Award)

Birth
1922

Peter Birch, Bronx, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)

Birth
1923

Betsy Blair, actress (Marty)

Birth
1924

Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, actress (Double Deal)

Birth
1925

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas

Event
1926

Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball and Chain, Stronger than Dirt)

Birth
1926

Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam

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1926

Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW

Event
1927

Stein Eriksen, Norway, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1928

Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker

Birth
1928

Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

Event
1928

NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers

Event
1929

S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)

Birth
1930

Leonard Friedman, violinist

Birth