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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

1945Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war

1991Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

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

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

1600Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

1880The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

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

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

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

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

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

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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