March 11, 1957 in History

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Birthdays in History

  • Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)

Deaths in History


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Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd