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 This day in History - February 4
421 Historic Events for February 4
1947

Dan Quayle, (Rep-R-Ind)/(44th VP-R, 1989-93)

Birth
1948

Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs and Descants)

Birth
1948

Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)

Birth
1948

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK

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1948

Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota)

Birth
1948

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

Birth
1949

Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)

Birth
1949

Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia

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1950

Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)

Birth
1950

Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)

Birth
1950

Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)

Birth
1950

James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)

Birth
1951

US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

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1951

US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer

Event
1952

Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)

Birth
1952

Lisa Eichhorn, Reading Pa, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks)

Birth
1952

1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

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1953

Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)

Birth
1953

Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60

Death
1954

Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72

Death
1956

AL plans to test automatic intentional walk during spring training

Event
1956

Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74

Death
1956

Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56

Death
1957

1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)

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1957

Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66

Death