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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

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

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

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

2002Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another

1991President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

19591st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

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

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

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.

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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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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