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 - Joe DiMaggio
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Baseball Digest

1951: Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees announces his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio, who only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career and would be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955, is best known for his 56-game hitting streak during the 1941 season.


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