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Notable Historical Events for January 4th

1642King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

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

1907George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London

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

1954Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

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

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

1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath

1970Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

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

January 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 4th

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

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)

January 4th Birthdays
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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

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

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

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

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