On this day: April 11

Published: Apr 08 2013 04:27:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Napoleon abdicates, Bob Dylan makes his professional debut, the Apple I is created, Idi Amin is deposed, and Halley's Comet does a cosmic drive-by of the Earth, all on this day.

OTD April 11 - Jonathan Winters
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2013: Comedian and actor Jonathan Winters, best known for roles on television shows including "The Steve Allen Show," "Mork and Mindy" and "Hee Haw" and in movies including "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," dies of natural causes at age 87 in Montecito, Calif. Winters was especially known for his improv work that inspired many a contemporary stand-up comic including Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and others.

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