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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

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

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

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

1194100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England

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

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

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

211Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

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

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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

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

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