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Notable Historical Events for April 4th

1832Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational

1986Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season

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

1989Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle

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

1993Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

196032nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win

1990Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

1841Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

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Notable Birthdays on April 4th

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

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

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

1913Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)

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

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

April 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 4th

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

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

1992Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

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

April 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 4th

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

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

1941Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88

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

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