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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

1969John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

1997Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

1990Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

1969The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1987Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress

1657Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

1998Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium

1865Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

1959Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)

1913Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

1902Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic)

1912Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)

1921Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)

1940George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)

1948Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], Detroit, rocker (School's Out)

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

1939Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

1924Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

2006Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

211Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

1880James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

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