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Notable Historical Events for December 4th

1988Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

1963Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

1942FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

1844James K. Polk elected 11th US President

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

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

1985President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser

1816James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

1961Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days

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

December 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 4th

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

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

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

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

December 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 4th

1679Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

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

December 4th Deaths
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