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Notable Historical Events for August 4th

1753George Washington becomes a master mason

1975Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

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

1994Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race

1995Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

1984Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

1956Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"

1944Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified

1942British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

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Notable Birthdays on August 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 4th

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

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

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

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

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

1853Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington

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

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

August 4th Weddings
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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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