Today in History for 4th May 2022

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Historical Events

1256 – Augustinian monastic order constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
1626 – Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
1917 – A flotilla of US destroyer ships arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, to aid in convoying ships to England
1919 – 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
2012 – 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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Famous Birthdays

1826 – Frederick Edwin Church, American romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1900)
1877 – Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, born in Van Wert, Ohio (d. 1992)
1893 – Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free and Easy), born in Ceres, California (d. 1974)
1903 – Elmer Layden, College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Notre Dame legendary 4-horsemen, 1st NFL Commissioner), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1973)
1921 – Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, born in Velika Pisanica, Bjelovar, Croatia (d. 2005)
1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011) who was ousted during the Arab spring, born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt (d. 2020)

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Famous Deaths

1506 – Husayn Bayqarah, ruler of Herat (b. 1438)
1799 – Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam, dies at 48
1879 – William Froude, English engineer and naval architect, dies at 68
1937 – Noel Rosa, Brazilian guitrist, mandolin player, and songwriter, dies of tuberculosis at 26
1971 – Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
2013 – Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health and Human Services (1985-89), dies at 95

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