On this day: December 11

POSTED: 08:24 PM PST Dec 10, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 10, 2015 

The world's first motor show opens in Paris, Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, Muhammad Ali fights his last fight, and Bernie Madoff is arrested, all on this day.

OTD December 11 - Sam Cooke
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1964: R&B and soul singer Sam Cooke, whose hits included "Cupid," "You Send Me" and "Twistin' the Night Away," is fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles. He was 33 years old. Motel manager Bertha Franklin told police that she shot Cooke in self-defense after he broke into her office residence and attacked her. A coroner's inquest would later return a verdict of justifiable homicide.


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