“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” Writer Alex Haley Is Born

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August 11
On This Day: August 11

Alex Haley

Born: August 11, 1921
Died: February 10, 1992
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY, United States

Occupation: Journalist, Author

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206 years ago
While hunting for elk, Meriwether Lewis is shot in the hip.
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1929
83 years ago
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career.
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1966
46 years ago
At a news conference in Chicago, John Lennon apologizes for saying "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus."
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1984
28 years ago
President Reagan causes a frenzy when he jokes on live radio that he "signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."
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Born On This Day
Stephen Wozniak
Born: August 11, 1950

Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: San Jose, CA, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer
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Alex Haley
Born: August 11, 1921
Died: February 10, 1992
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY, United States
Occupation: Journalist, Author
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Hulk Hogan
Born: August 11, 1953

Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Augusta, GA, United States
Occupation: Wrestler
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Died On This Day
Jackson Pollock
Died: August 11, 1956
Age: 44 years old
Place: East Hampton, NY, United States
Occupation: Painter
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Andrew Carnegie
Died: August 11, 1919
Age: 83 years old
Place: Lenox, MA, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
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St. Clare of Assisi
Died: August 11, 1253
Age: 59 years old
Place: Assisi, Italy
Occupation: Nun, Saint
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