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 This day in History - December 11
351 Historic Events for December 11
1954

Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler and brick-thrower)

Birth
1954

Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium

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1954

USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va

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1954

Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)

Birth
1955

Stu Jackson, Reading Pa, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90)

Birth
1955

Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51

Death
1955

Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79

Death
1956

Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin and Wroclaw Poland

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1957

Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra

Event
1958

4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls

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1958

Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France

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1958

Regina Marsikova, Czech, tennis star

Birth
1958

Nicki Sixx, San Jose Calif, rock guitarist (M”tley Cre-Girls Girls)

Birth
1958

Archibald MacLeish's "JB," premieres in NYC

Event
1959

Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri

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1959

David Iwasaki-Smith, Warragul VIC, Australasia golfer

Birth
1959

Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)

Birth
1959

Jean-Louis Lamarre, La Prairie Que, golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)

Birth
1960

Danny Mijovic, Belgrade Yugo, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican)

Birth
1960

Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt Vernon IL, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic)

Birth
1960

Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die

Event
1960

Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

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1960

Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run

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1961

Mike Henneman, St Charles MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

Birth
1961

"Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released

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