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 This day in History - November 4
363 Historic Events for November 4
1980

Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires

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1980

Ronald Reagan (R) defeats Pres Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide

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1980

Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)

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1980

Libyan invasion in Chad

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1981

Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in NYC

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1981

Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining

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1981

Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley

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1982

Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier

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1982

Jacques Tati[scheff], French mime/director, dies at 74

Death
1982

Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23

Death
1983

Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed

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1983

Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4

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1984

Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95

Death
1984

Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

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1984

Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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1987

NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989

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1987

Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel

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1987

Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year

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1987

Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87

Death
1988

1st NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93

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1989

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence

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1989

Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon

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1989

1st NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106

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1989

Orlando Magic's 1st NBA game, loses to Nets, 111-106

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1990

"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 perfs

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