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November 4 Birthdays

Laura Bush
1946-, First Lady

Will Rogers
actor, humorist (1879)

Harry George Ferguson
inventor (1884)

Walter Cronkite
news broadcaster (1916)

Art Carney
actor (1918)

Loretta Swit
actor (1937)

Matthew McConaughey
actor (1969)

producer, musician (1969)

Matthew McConaughey
actor (1969)

Luis Figo
soccer player (1972)

November 4 in History


Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.


James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register.


Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.


Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first woman governor, to serve out the term of her husband who died in office.


Russian troops attacked Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolt under Premier Imre Nagy.


The American embassy in Tehran, Iran, was seized by militants and 90 Americans were taken hostage.


Israeli Prime Minister, and Nobel Laureate, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.


Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain's 161. Obama makes history as the first African American U.S. president.

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