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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

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

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

2001Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

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

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

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

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

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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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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