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Notable Historical Events for March 4th

1966John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

1845James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

200014th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

1825John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

51Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

1997President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

1665English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

1837Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

1984Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

1929Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

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Notable Birthdays on March 4th

1678Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)

1926Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway

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Notable Weddings on March 4th

1971Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

1989Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

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Notable Divorces on March 4th

1960Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

1923Actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26) only after 6 hours of getting married

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Notable Deaths on March 4th

1986Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

1989Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)

1193Saladin, Kurdish sultan (b. 1137)

1994John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

1883Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President US Confederate States, dies at 71

1944Louis Buchalter, American mobster (Murder, Inc.), executed at 47

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