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December 4
On This Day: December 4


Born: December 4, 1969
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper

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96 years ago
Somerset Maugham sets sail for Pago Pago, a voyage that would become the basis for his story "Miss Thompson."
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79 years ago
President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues an executive order establishing the Federal Alcohol Control Administration.
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5 years ago
Singer and pianist Rufus Wainwright releases a live tribute album to Judy Garland entitled Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.
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3 years ago
American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted of murdering her British roommate in Italy. In October 2011, she is retried and acquitted.
http://www.biography.com/people/amanda-knox-20663285 >>

Born On This Day
Born: December 4, 1969
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper
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Marisa Tomei
Born: December 4, 1964
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Actress
Best Known For >>

Francisco Franco
Born: December 3, 1892
Died: November 20, 1975
Age: 82 years old
Birthplace: El Ferrol, Spain
Occupation: Dictator
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Frank Zappa
Died: December 4, 1993
Age: 52 years old
Place: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist
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Thomas Hobbes
Died: December 4, 1679
Age: 91 years old
Place: Derbyshire, England
Occupation: Historian, Philosopher
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Hannah Arendt
Died: December 4, 1975
Age: 69 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Academic Author
Best Known For >>

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