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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

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

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

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

2012Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires

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

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

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

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

October 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

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)

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

1539King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves, his 4th wife

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1669Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63

1904Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

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