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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

1945Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war

1990Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

1657Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

1969The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1969John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

1998Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium

1600Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

1991Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

1865Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

1912Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)

1940George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)

1948Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], Detroit, rocker (School's Out)

1902Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic)

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

1921Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)

1959Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)

1913Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

1924Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

1939Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

2006Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

211Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

1880James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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