THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/06


This Day in History 04/06

JUNE 4TH

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1789 – US constitution goes into effect

1831 – National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium

1878 – Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes

1896 – Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

1907 – Automatic washer & dryer introduced

1917 – 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)

1994 – Haile Gebre Selassie runs world record 5 km (12:56.96)

2001 – Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1915 – Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)

1971 – Noah Wyle, Hollywood California, actor (Dr John Carter-ER)

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1971 – Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician

1975 – Russell Brand, British comedian and television personality

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1975 – Angelina Jolie, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)

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1983 – Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer

1985 – Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1798 – Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

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1973 – Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

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1994 – Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84

1996 – Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies

011 – Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer

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