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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

2012Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

1962Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

1972Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

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

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

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

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

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

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

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