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What Happened on April 4

Important Events

Apr 4 in Film & TV

  • 1914 Film serial "Perils of Pauline" shown for the first time in Los Angeles

Apr 4 in Music

  • 1971 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical

Apr 4 in Sport

  • 1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th in Cincinnati, facing Jack Billingham

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1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)

On April 4, 1958

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

On April 4, 2013

Famous Weddings

  • 1625 Viceroy Frederick Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels
  • 1750 Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)
  • 1992 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca

Famous Divorces

  • 2019 Amazon's Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos agree record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
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