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Dec 11, 2017

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Historical Events

1710 - Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1946 - Spain suspended from UN
1961 - "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes released
1978 - NBC premiere of "A Woman Called Moses"
1978 - 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
2013 - 20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village

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Famous Birthdays

1937 - Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
1941 - Max Baucus, (Sen-D-Mont)
1954 - Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler and brick-thrower)
1956 - Lani Brockman, playwright
1961 - Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
1962 - Ben Browder, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1121 - Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)
1899 - Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.
1979 - James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
1994 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
1994 - Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WWII), dies at 102
1998 - Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)

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