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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

1959Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

1940Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

1980Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

1925Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

1897George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC

1986NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

1981Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1854Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

1923Charlton Heston, Ill, Manhattan, Kansas, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008)

1956Sherri Turner, Greenville South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)

1941Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1880Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1944Tony La Russa, Tampa Florida, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis)

1822Rutherford B. Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th US president (1877-81)

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

190530th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

1925Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

1926Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

1795Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

1996Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

1942Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1970Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1669Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63

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