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Notable Historical Events for August 4th

1873Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

1995Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

1942Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

2009Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

1952Gambling boss Theodore Roe is murdered by the crew of Sam Giancana

199624th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

1945Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season

1975Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

1941Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US

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Notable Birthdays on August 4th

1962Roger Clemens, Dayton Ohio, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP)

1961Barack Obama, Honolulu Hawaii,44th United States President (Democrat) and first African—American president

1901Louis Armstrong, New Orleans Louisiana, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly), (d. 1971)

1947Ken Dryden, Hamilton Ontario, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)

1821Louis Vuitton, Anchay France, Founder of the leather goods company

1900Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London or Hitchin UK, consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death (d. 2002)

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Notable Weddings on August 4th

2001"James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

1939Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan (28) weds teacher and aspiring actress Corinne Lewis (27)

1782Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

1967Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán

1847Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1757American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

2012Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California

1964Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

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Notable Deaths on August 4th

1931Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73

1875Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70

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