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Notable Historical Events for December 4th

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

1986Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC

1942FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

1943-Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu

1963Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

1933FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

1844James K. Polk elected 11th US President

1981Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence

1927Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

1974Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison

December 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 4th

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

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

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)

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

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

December 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 4th

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

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

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

December 4th Weddings
Date Event
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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