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

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

1657Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal

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

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

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

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

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

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

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

1987Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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