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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
1938

Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)

Birth
1939

Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64

Death
1939

Bryan Gould, MP

Birth
1939

Gerry Goffin, Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)

Birth
1939

Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)

Birth
1940

Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1940

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, rocker (Monster Mash)

Birth
1940

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies

Death
1941

Jeremy Mackenzie, general

Birth
1941

Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)

Birth
1941

Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

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1941

Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)

Birth
1941

1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)

Event
1941

Rudolf Hilferding, Germ economist/Min of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63

Death
1941

Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments

Event
1942

"Archie" comic book debuts

Event
1942

Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)

Birth
1942

Otis Clay, US gospel/RandB-singer (That's how it is)

Birth
1942

Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)

Birth
1942

James Couchman, MP

Birth
1942

Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)

Birth
1943

Iain Cameron, British brigadier

Birth
1943

Win Griffiths, MP

Birth
1943

General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe

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1943

Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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