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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

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

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

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

1932Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion

1998A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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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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