TODAY IN HISTORY - February 11th:

1963 - Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres
1966 - SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
1990 - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
2007 - 49th Grammy Awards: Carrie Underwood wins Best Female Country Vocal Performance & Best Country Song for "Jesus Take The Wheel"

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1847 - Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio,
1919 - Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995)

GOODBYE TO:

1963 - Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30
2006 - Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65
2012 - Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies at age 48

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