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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

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

19591st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

1991President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

1944"Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

1862Yorktown, VA - Mcclellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains

2008Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

1728George Frederick Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London

1994Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

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

1910Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

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

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

2013Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

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

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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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