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Notable Historical Events for August 4th

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

1962Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

1892Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder

199624th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

2010California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

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

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

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).

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Notable Birthdays on August 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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