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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

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

1777Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

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

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

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

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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