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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
1961

Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black

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1961

Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem

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1961

Patrice Lumumba, 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34

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1961

Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82

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1962

Scott Kolden, Torrance Calif, actor (Scott-Me and the Champ)

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1962

Beatles record "Please, Please Me"

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1963

Sylvia Plath, poet/novelist (Ariel), kills herself in London at 30

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1963

CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)

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1963

Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album

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1963

Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)

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1964

Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum

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1964

Sheryl Crow, vocalist (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995)

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1964

Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France

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1964

Greek and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus

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1965

Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

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1965

Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)

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1965

Braves propose to pay 5› from each ticket to bring a new team to Milw

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1966

Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)

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1966

Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)

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1966

Stephen Gregory, NYC, actor (Chase-Young and Restless)

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1966

SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

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1966

Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star

Birth
1967

Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)

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1967

Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics-96)

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1967

John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)

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