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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

1834Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean

1965Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

2013Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

1991President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

1994Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

1929Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

1953Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea

2010Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

1864General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River

1979Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

1928Hosni Mubarak, Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, Egyptian president (1981-2011)

1972Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)

1928Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg South Carolina, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)

1796Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

1958Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)

1929Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993)

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

1969Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)

1962Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London

1944Baseball player Ted Williams marries Doris Soule (divorced 1954)

1941Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

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Notable Deaths on May 4th

1975Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

2012MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

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