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Notable Historical Events for June 4th

1962Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

1989Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1896Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

1988Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

1917Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1

198858th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0)

1940Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"

1958French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

1979Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

1745Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons

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Notable Birthdays on June 4th

1975Russell Brand, British comedian and television personality

1971Noah Wyle, Hollywood California, actor (Dr John Carter-ER)

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Notable Weddings on June 4th

1951Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

1986Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

1978Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi

1940Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

1915Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin

1960"Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

1978Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

2000"Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

1913Author A.A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

1958Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall

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Notable Deaths on June 4th

1798Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

1973Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

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