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ON THIS DAY
January 4
On This Day: January 4

Isaac Newton

Born: January 4, 1643
Died: March 31, 1727
Age: 84 years old
Birthplace: Woolsthorpe, United Kingdom
Occupation: Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist

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Events
1847
166 years ago
Samuel Colt saves his gun business when he wins a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 .44-caliber revolvers.
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1975
38 years ago
"Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, a group started by Patti LaBelle, enters the Billboard Hot 100 and hits No. 1 12 weeks later.
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2002
11 years ago
A Beautiful Mind debuts. Russell Crowe stars in the biopic about mathematical genius John Nash.
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2007
6 years ago
Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House in Congress.
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Born On This Day
Michael Stipe
Born: January 4, 1960
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: Decatur, GA, United States
Occupation: Activist, Songwriter
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Louis Braille
Born: January 4, 1809
Died: January 6, 1852
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Coupvray, France
Occupation: Educator, Inventor
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Floyd Patterson
Born: January 4, 1935
Died: May 11, 2006
Age: 71 years old
Birthplace: Waco, NC, United States
Occupation: Boxer
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Died On This Day
Albert Camus
Died: January 4, 1960
Age: 46 years old
Place: Sens, France
Occupation: Author
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Died: January 4, 1821
Age: 46 years old
Place: Emmitsburg, MD, United States
Occupation: Nun, Saint
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T.S. Eliot
Died: January 4, 1965
Age: 76 years old
Place: London, England
Occupation: Writer
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