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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1954

Judith Weir, composer

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1954

Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)

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1955

Israel attacks Gaza

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1955

G L Jessop, cricketer (match-winning batsman, brilliant field), dies

Death
1955

Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)

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1955

Mark Herndon, Springfield Mass, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down)

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1956

Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79

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1956

Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV

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1957

Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)

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1957

Gabriel Paris forms govt of Colombia

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1958

Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

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1958

Walt Terrell, baseball player

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1958

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

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1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

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1959

"Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes and Connie Stevens hits #4

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1959

Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

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1959

Rodgers and Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in NYC

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1959

Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

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1959

Martha Quinn, Albany NY, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys)

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1960

JĀrgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)

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1960

John D Rockefeller Jr, philanthropist, dies at 86

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1960

Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires

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1960

French liner "France" launched

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1961

Diana Lee[-Hsu], Seattle Wa, playmate (May, 1988)

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