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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

1938Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts

2007Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

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

1657Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

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

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

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

19521st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

1861Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected president of Confederacy (US Civil War)

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

1941Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

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

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

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

1987Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

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