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This Day In History: Oct. 4

This Day in History

1669: Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn dies in Amsterdam at the age of 63.
1777: George Washington carries out an unsuccessful surprise attack on the British in the Battle of Germantown, an engagement of the American Revolution.
1830: Belgium becomes independent from the Netherlands.
1931: The "Dick Tracy" comic strip first appears.
1957: The Soviets launch Sputnik, the first successful artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
1993: Troops loyal to Russian President Boris Yeltsin attack the Parliament building, which is being held by anti-Yeltsin activists. Approximately 140 people are killed.
1997: Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gather in Washington, D.C. in a rally organized by the Promise Keepers.
2001: Pres. George W. Bush announces that the U.S. will try to get $320 million worth of humanitarian relief to the Afghan people.
2005: Hurricane Stan hits southern Mexico and generates heavy rainstorms in northern Central America, causing landslides and floods that kills far over 1,000 people.

Today's Birthdays

1181 or 1182: St. Francis of Assisi, religious leader (Umbria, Italy; died 1226)
1472: Lucas Cranach, German Renaissance painter and graphic artist (Kranach, Germany; died 1553)
1787: François Pierre Guillaume Guizot, statesman and historian (Nîmes, France; died 1874)
1814: Jean-Francois Millet, painter (Gruchy, France; died 1875)
1822: Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States (Delaware, OH; died 1893)
1861: Frederic Remington, painter/sculptor (Canton, NY; died 1909)
1862: Edward L. Stratemeyer, children's book author (Elizabeth, NJ; died 1930)
1884: Damon Runyon, writer (Manhattan, KS; died 1946)
1892: Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor (Texing, Austro-Hungarian Empire; died 1934)
1895: Buster Keaton, comedian (Pickway, KS; died 1966)
1924: Charlton Heston, actor (Evanston, IL)
1941: Jackie Collins, author (London, England). Anne Rice, author (New Orleans, LA)
1946: Chuck Hagel, NE senator (North Platte, NE). Susan Sarandon, actress (New York, NY)
1949: Armand Assante, actor (New York, NY)
1957: Russell Simmons, music producer (Queens, NY)
1976: Alicia Silverstone, actress (San Francisco, CA)

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