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Notable Historical Events for April 4th

19374th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

1832Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

1974Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational

1994LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment

1814Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son.

1990Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

1968US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1932George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

1581Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

April 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 4th

1979Heath Ledger, Australian/American Actor. (d.2008)

188Caracalla, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman emperor (198-217)

1965Robert Downey Jr, NYC, comedian (SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School)

1924Gil Hodges, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)

1932Anthony Perkins, NYC, actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison)

1991Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress

April 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 4th

1750Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)

2008Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

1995Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

2001Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California

April 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 4th

1841William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia

1983Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

1968Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39

1941Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88

April 4th Deaths
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