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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

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

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

1657Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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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

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

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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

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