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 This day in History - December 4
377 Historic Events for December 4
1874

Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)

Birth
1875

R M Rilke, writer

Birth
1875

William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail

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1875

Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)

Birth
1876

Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)

Birth
1879

Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer

Birth
1881

Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)

Birth
1884

Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45

Death
1888

Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)

Birth
1889

Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)

Birth
1889

Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)

Birth
1889

Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean

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1890

Willem III, Dutch king, buried

Event
1892

Francisco Franco, [y Bahamonde], Spanish General/dictator (1936-75)

Birth
1895

Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)

Birth
1896

Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]

Birth
1897

Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)

Birth
1899

56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes

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1899

Webb Hayes son of pres Rutherford Hayes receives medal of honor

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1899

Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer

Birth
1901

Anne Russell's "Girl and the judge," premieres in NYC

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1903

Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)

Birth
1903

Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian

Birth
1905

Emilio M‚dici, president Brazil (1969-74)

Birth
1905

British government of Balfour resigns

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