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Born This Day: Dec. 11

1475 Leo X, pope (Florence, Italy; died 1521)
1803 Hector Berlioz, composer (La Côte-Saint-André, France; died 1869)
1843 Robert Koch, physician/bacteriologist (Clausthal, Germany; died 1910)
1882 Fiorello La Guardia, New York City mayor (New York, NY; died 1947)
1911 Naguib Mahfouz, novelist, short story writer, and Nobel Prize winner (Cairo, Egypt; died 2006)
1913 Carlo Ponti, film producer (Milan, Italy)
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, novelist (Kislovodsk, Russia)
1922 Grace Paley, short-story writer (New York, NY)
1925 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and Nobel laureate (New York, NY)
1931 Rita Moreno, singer/actress (Humacao, Puerto Rico)
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, guru who established a lavish commune in Oregon (central India; died 1990)
1940 Tom Hayden, politician/activist (Royal Oak, MI)
1942 Donna Mills, actress (Chicago, IL)
1943 John Kerry, MA senator, presidential hopeful (Denver, CO)
1944 Brenda Lee, singer (Atlanta, GA)
1945 Teri Garr, actress (Lakewood, OH)
1954 Jermaine Jackson, singer/musician (Gary, IN)


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