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Notable Historical Events for December 4th

1977Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC

1915Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

1963Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

19967th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

1927Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

1961Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1992Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.

1933FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

1844James K. Polk elected 11th US President

1951Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC

December 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 4th

1969Jay-Z, Brooklyn, New York City, American rapper (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint)

1795Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1974Anke Huber, Ludwigshafen Germany, tennis star (1996 finalist Australian)

1892Francisco Franco [ y Bahamonde], Ferrol Galicia, Spanish General and Dictator (1936-75), (d. 1975)

1840Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Fort Robinson Nebraska, Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn)

1973Tyra Banks, Inglewood, California, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

December 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 4th

1979Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)

1973NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

1976Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)

1878Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

December 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 4th

1975Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

1679Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

December 4th Deaths
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