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Notable Historical Events for December 4th

1942FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

1985President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser

1914Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

19967th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

1933FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

1988Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

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

1927Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

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

1844James K. Polk elected 11th US President

December 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1679Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

December 4th Deaths
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