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This Day in History: May 11

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In 1981, legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died in a Miami hospital at age 36. (AP photo)

1816: The American Bible Society was founded in New York.

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1858: Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.

1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

1935: The Rural Electrification Administration was created as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

1945: The aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill was attacked and severely damaged by two kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa; according to the U.S. Navy's website, 346 men were killed, 43 were left missing, and 264 were wounded.

1946: The first CARE packages, sent by a consortium of American charities to provide relief to the hungry of postwar Europe, arrived at Le Havre, France.

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