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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

1990Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

1997Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

211Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.

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

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

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

1938Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts

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

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

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Notable Birthdays on February 4th

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

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

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

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

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

1893Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 4th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 4th

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

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

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

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

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