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May 11


1927   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.

1949   Israel joins the United Nations.

1981   Death of Reggae legend Bob Marley.

1997   IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeats Garry Kasparov in chess, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player.

Famous Birthdays:

1888   Irving Berlin (Composer)

1904   Salvadore Dali (Artist)

1920   Denver Pyle (Actor)

1932   Valentino (Designer)

1963   Natasha Richardson (Actress)

1989   Cam Newton (Football player)

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