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FEBRUARY 11

1900 Thomas, Jr. Hitchcock (South Carolina-born Polo Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Polo
1909 Max Baer (Nebraska-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1752 First American Hospital Opens in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Health Care Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology & Society
1937 CBS, NBC and Mutual Radio Networks Simultaneously Broadcast from Radio City Music Hall a Benefit Concert for the American National Red Cross. Radio City Music Hall Radio American Red Cross History Channel
1952 An Avalanche Kills 20 Sleeping Tourists, Injuring 10, at the Austrian Ski Resort of Melkoede Austria Skiing Avalanche Death History Channel
1973 In Palm Springs, California, 43-year-old Arnold Palmer Wins His 60th and Final PGA Tournament Palm Springs, California Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
1976 At the Innsbruck Olympics, John Curry Wins Britain's First Olympic Gold Medal in Figure Skating Innsbruck, Austria John Curry Figure Skating 1976 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts BBC
1999 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 70 People in Afghanistan, Injuring 500, Leaving 14,000 Homeless Afghanistan Earthquake Death USGS
2002 Rigged Voting Awards the Gold Medal to Russian Pairs Figure Skaters at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Russian Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics New York Times

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