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Notable Historical Events for January 4th

1954Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

46 BCTitus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina.

1932British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

1943Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"

1847Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

1970Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

1939Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration

1965LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

1986NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

1935Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

January 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 4th

1935Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

1937Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser)

1785Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)

1930Don Shula, Grand River Ohio, NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)

January 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 4th

2013Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

1926Composer Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress Ellin Mackay in a simple civil ceremony

January 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 4th

1965T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76

1960Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

1961Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 73

1821Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46

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