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Notable Historical Events for May 4th

1994Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

1957Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

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Notable Birthdays on May 4th

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)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 4th

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

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

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

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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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