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Notable Historical Events for March 4th

194315th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

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

198040th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1870On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously

1893Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

1968Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

19762nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

2013The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI

1889Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

1997President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

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Notable Birthdays on March 4th

1939Jack Fisher, Frostburg Maryland, MLB Pitcher

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

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Notable Weddings on March 4th

1989Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

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

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Notable Divorces on March 4th

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

1960Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

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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

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

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

1193Saladin, Kurdish sultan (b. 1137)

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

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

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