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Notable Historical Events for February 4th

2007Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

1880The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee

1987Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress

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

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

1194100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England

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

1861Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected president of Confederacy (US Civil War)

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

19521st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

February 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

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

1941Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

February 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 4th

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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

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

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

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