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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1956

Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

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1957

Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich

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1957

Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

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1957

Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)

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1958

Cordelia Gonzalez, San Juan PR, actor (La Gran Fiesta)

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1958

Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)

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1959

Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)

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1960

Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)

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1960

Chad declares Independence from France

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1960

French colony of Chad became independent

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1961

Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)

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1961

Frederick W Sturckow, La Mesa Calif, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88)

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1961

Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1

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1962

Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)

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1962

Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)

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1962

Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"

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1962

Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3

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1962

Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)

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1962

Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down

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1963

Mike Huff, Honolulu HI, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

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1963

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

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1963

Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"

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1964

Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)

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1964

Race riot in Paterson NJ

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1964

Grant Osten Waite, Palmerston NZ, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open)

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