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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

1994Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

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

19591st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

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.

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 4th

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

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

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