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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1938

Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81

Death
1938

Carla Bley, [Carla Borg], Oakland, musician (Escalator Over the Hill)

Birth
1938

Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (El dulce da¤o/suicide), dies at 45

Death
1939

Milt Pappas, baseball pitcher

Birth
1940

66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6

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1940

NY World's Fair reopens

Event
1940

Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer

Birth
1941

Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)

Birth
1941

Eric Burdon, England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

Birth
1941

1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England

Event
1942

Japanese troops conquer Kalewa

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1942

Rachel Billington, British writer

Birth
1943

Hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders

Event
1943

US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)

Event
1943

Arnie Satin, rocker

Birth
1943

George Edwards, composer

Birth
1943

Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry and Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)

Birth
1943

Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1944

Henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37

Death
1944

Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer

Event
1944

Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison

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1944

John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)

Birth
1945

US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa

Event
1946

72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4

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1946

1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)

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