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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

1925Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

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

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

1962Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

1777Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1980Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

1940Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

1926Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

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

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

1795Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

1942Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1904Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

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

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