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Notable Historical Events for January 4th

1970Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

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

2000A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns

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

2001Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

1947Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element

1923Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin

1725Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

1932British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

1903Topsy, an elephant, electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.

January 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 4th

1809Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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