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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

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

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

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

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

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

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

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

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

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1669Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63

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

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