4th December, on this day

771 Karel, the Great, becomes king of all France
1110 Syria harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
1154 The only Englishman ever to be elected Pope, Nicholas Breakspear, becomes Pope Adrian IV
1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
1259 Treaty of Paris: English king Henry III and French king Louis IX
1489 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from the Moors
1534 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1563 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
1586 Queen Elizabeth I confirms the death sentence on Mary Queen of Scots
1619 America's 1st Thanksgiving Day (Virginia)
1644 1st European peace congress opens in Münster
1655 Middelburg Netherlands forbids building of synagogue
1665 Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris
1674 Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago
1676 Battle at Lund: Sweden beats Denen
1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
1688 General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III
1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1759 Battle of Meissen : Austrian victory over a larger Prussian army during the Seven Years' War
1783 General Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, New York NY
1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published
1798 British Prime Minister William Pitt theYounger announces the introduction of Income Tax to help finance the war against France
1798 Battle of Civita Castelana : French and Poles under Gen. Macdonald defeat Neapolitans under Gen. Mack
1798 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is officially crowned Emperor of France after proclaiming himself Emperor in May
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster PA patents a horse-drawn mower
1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th President, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1829 Britain abolishes the Indian custom of 'Suttee' - the ritual suicide of a dead man's widow by joining her husband's funeral pyre
1832 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
1833 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
1836 Whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg PA
1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented, Massachusetts
1843 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig
1844 James K Polk elected 11th President of US, George M Dallas Vice President
1851 President Louis Napolean Boaparte forces crush a coup d'etat in France
1863 Storm flood ravages Nethe coastal provinces
1864 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
1864 Battle of Waynesborough, Brier Creek GA
1875 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1889 Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1890 Willem III, Dutch king, buried
1905 Resignation of British Conservative Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
1908 Haiti's President General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
1915 Panamá-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco CA (Opened February 20 1915)
1918 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia) proclaimed
1918 President Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office
1921 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
1923 Cecil B DeMille's 1st version of "Ten Commandments" premieres
1927 Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem
1927 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1928 Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in New York
1929 Alexander Zaimis elected President of Greece
1930 French government of Tardieu falls
1930 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
1930 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1933 Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road" premieres in New York NY
1935 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class
1935 Unemployed engineer Charles Darrow invents the game of Monopoly. It becomes the world's best-selling box game with more than 500 million sales
1936 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin tells the House of Commons that King Edward VIII cannot marry American divorcee Mrs Wallis Simpson
1937 One of Britain's best-loved comics, the Dandy, is first published by DC Thompson
1941 Nazi ordinances places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
1942 In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Zegota organization.
1942 Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ends
1942 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1942 US bombers struck Italian mainland for 1st time in WWII
1943 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1943 2nd conference of Caïro: FDR, Churchill and Turkish President Inönü
1943 Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
1944 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
1945 Senate approves US participation in UN
1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
1948 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River China, sinks killing 2,750 die
1951 Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500
1952 Great Smog of 1952 : Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word
1957 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's England)
1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
1958 Finnish government of Fagerholm, resigns
1961 Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 Tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Aldo Moro forms Italian government
1964 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
1965 Gemini 7 launched with 2 astronauts (Borman & Lovell)
1965 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury CT, 4 die
1967 US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta
1969 Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
1970 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1971 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
1971 The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi
1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
1974 Jean-Paul Sartre visits RAF leader Andreas Baader in prison
1975 South Moluccan terrorists hijack a train and seize the Indonesian Consulate in Amsterdam
1976 Liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner)
1977 Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 : 93 passengers and 7 crew killed after plane is hijacked
1977 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself
1977 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in New York NY
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1978 Dutch War criminal Pieter Menten freed
1979 The Hastie fire in Hull, kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.
1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
1980 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1981 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence; Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1981 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence (No 12333)
1981 45 die in Qutab Minar Tower stampede disaster by electric power failure, Delhi, India
1983 US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1984 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
1985 President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser
1985 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1986 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in New York NY
1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in New York NY
1990 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
1991 Muslim Shiites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
1991 Captain Mark Pyle pilots Clipper Goodwill, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-221ADV, to Miami International Airport ending 64 years of Pan Am operations.
1992 President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa
1993 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
1996 NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1997 Europe's health ministers vote to ban tobacco advertising throughout the European Union although agree that motor-racing; which relies heavily on sponsorship and advertising by tobacco companies, should be exempt for another 8 years
1998 The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
2005 Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
2006 An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.

December 4th 2005

Iraq ex-PM 'escapes murder bid'

Rice 'to talk tough on CIA claim'

Eight die in Russia pool accident

December 4th 2006

Controversial US envoy quits post

Anger at UN chief's Iraq comments

Fiji army moves to control Suva

December 4th 2007

Fierce fighting in eastern Chad

US 'kills key Iraq al-Qaeda man'

Finland stays top of global class

December 4th 2008

Deadly bombings strike Iraqi city

Militants kill seized Iran police

Kenya PM calls for Mugabe removal

December 4th 2009

Explosion in Russian nightclub 'kills scores'

Pakistan mosque suicide attack

Indonesian island blaze claims lives

December 4th 2010

Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims

Russian plane landing kills 2

Easter Island clashes leave dozens injured

December 4th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on December 4tht:

1443 Pope Julius II (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael
1584 John Cotton Puritan clergyman in Massachusetts Bay colony
1660 Andre Campra composer
1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair composer
1708 Marianus Konigsperger composer
1720 Jean-Jacques Robson composer
1786 John LA Luyten Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer composer
1795 Thomas Carlyle Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)
1800 Emil Aarestrup Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
1803 Augustus Zerega diZerega Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
1808 Ernest Panckoucke French publisher (Horatius)
1812 Elias Smith Dennis Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1818 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring Major General (Confederate Army)
1822 Frances Crabbe England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek composer
1835 Samuel Butler England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
1838 Melesio Morales composer
1858 Billy Gunn cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
1861 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard] US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
1865 Edith Louisa Cavell England, nurse (WWI)
1866 Vassily Kandinsky Russian/German/French abstract artist (Dreamy Inspiration)
1868 Richard N Roland Holst Dutch artist/painter
1874 Jean H L Bossard actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
1875 Rainer Maria Rilke Germany, poet (Duino Elegies)
1876 Dimitur Poljanov [Popov] Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
1879 Herbert Hamilton Harty composer
1881 Erwin von Witzleben German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
1888 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
1889 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart] US actor (War Horse)
1889 Isabel Randolph Illinois, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)
1892 Francisco Franco [y Bahamonde] general/dictator of Spain (1936-75)
1895 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten Swedendish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
1896 Nikolai S Tichonov Russian writer (against Pasternak)
1897 Mari Andriessen Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
1899 Douwe Hermans Kiestra [Harm Harmstra] Frisian farmer/writer
1903 Alfred Leslie Rowse historian
1903 Cornell Woolrich US, writer (El Angel Negro)
1905 Emilio Médici President of Brazil (1969-74)
1907 Jo Boer Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
1908 A D Hershey US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
1910 Alex North Chester PA, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
1910 Amar Singh cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
1910 Ramaswamy Venkataraman President of India (1987-92)
1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
1912 Jack Walsh New South Wales/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't represent Australia)
1912 Jimmy Jewel comedian
1912 John W Pritchard [Ian Wallace] US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
1915 Allan Jackson Hot Springs AR, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
1915 Fred Freer cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
1920 Michael Bates Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
1921 Deanna Durbin Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl)
1922 Gerard Philipe Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
1923 Charles Keating district attorney (Los Angeles CA)
1924 John Portman South Carolina, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
1925 Maurice Binder New York NY, photographer/film titler (James Bond)
1926 Lee Doraey rocker
1928 Dena Dietrich Pittsburgh PA, actress (Dena-Karen, Ethel-The Ropers)
1928 Russell L Rogers USAF/astronaut (X-20)
1930 Harvey Kuenn baseball player (American League Rookie of the Year-1953)
1930 Ronnie Corbett England, comedian (2 Ronnies)
1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich composer
1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou composer
1932 Edgar Valcarcel composer
1932 Joanne Battiste artist (heroines)
1932 Roh Tae Woo Taegu South Korea, President of South Korea (1988-93)
1933 Horst Buchholz Berlin Germany, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe, Sahara)
1934 Victor French Santa Barbara CA, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1934 Wink [Winston Conrad] Martindale Jackson TN, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
1935 Fred Rumsey England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
1936 Larry Davis blues singer/guitarist
1937 Donnelly Rhodes Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, actor (Dutch-Soap, Double Trouble)
1937 Max Baer Jr Oakland CA, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies)
1938 Andre Marrou Libertarian presidential candidate (1992)
1938 Liesbeth Struppert actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
1938 Lynn Blessing vibes Player
1940 Freddy Cannon [Picariello] Lynn MA, rocker (Palisades Park)
1940 John Cale Wales, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Velvet Underground)
1941 Humberto Solas director/writer (Lucia)
1941 Raul Blanco Australian soccer assistant coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1942 Bob Mosley Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
1942 Chris Hillman San Diego CA, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man)
1943 Patti Chandler California, actress (Bikini Beach)
1944 Dennis Wilson Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys-In My Room, California Dreaming)
1945 Michael Gerzon mathematician
1945 Pam Higgins LPGA golfer
1947 Ursula Krechel writer
1948 Southside Johnny Lyon Neptune NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
1948 Lin Onus artist
1948 Roberta Lynn Bondar Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
1949 Jeff Bridges Los Angeles CA, actor (Stay Hungry, Jagged Edge, Against All Odds)
1949 Mary Bea Porter-King Everett WA, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic)
1949 Russ Karel director
1950 Pamela Stephenson Auckland New Zealand, actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
1950 Jan Rietman Dutch radio/TV host
1950 Karel van de Graf Dutch TV host
1951 Gary Rossington rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
1951 Patricia Wettig Cincinnati OH, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something)
1952 Ronald Michael Sega Cleveland OH, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76)
1955 Brian Prout Troy NY, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1955 Cassandra Wilson jazz singer
1956 Bernard King basketball player (New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets)
1956 Blagoi Blagoyev Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifter (Olympics-silver-1976)
1956 Herbert Groenemeyer Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
1957 Raul Boesel Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
1957 Lee Smith Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1958 Bill Roy Versailles IL, skeet (Olympics-1996)
1961 Frank Reich NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions)
1962 Arnold Scholten soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 John Gaasbeek soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
1962 Stan Gelbaugh NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1963 Johanna Wright Raleigh NC, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th)
1963 Mike Snoei soccer player (Sparta)
1963 Sergey Bubka Ukraine, pole vaulter (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
1964 Bill Peterson Smithfield NC, WLAF general manager (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 Marisa Tomei Brooklyn NY, actress (My Cousin Vinny)
1965 Rob Smits pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer NFL punter (New Orleans Saints)
1967 Martha O'Kelley US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Mike Barrowman Costa Mesa CA, kayak/200 meter breast stroke (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1969 Ferric Collons NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
1969 Jacques Landry Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969 Marie-Josée Morneau Longueuil Québec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1969 Mik Middleton WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 Terry Glenn wide receiver (New England Patriots)
1970 Jeff Blake NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1971 Terrence Wisdom NFL/WLAF guard/center (New York Jets, London Monarchs)
1972 Damien Covington NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Howard Eisley NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1972 Jassen Cullimore Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1972 Jude St John CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 Kerry Anne Guse Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
1972 Ted Johnson NFL inside linebacker (New England Patriots)
1973 Corliss Williamson NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1973 Tyra Banks model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1974 Anke Huber Bruchsal Germany, tennis star (1996 finalist Australian)
1976 John Lee Chicago IL, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova)
1977 Emily Ballard Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)
1977 Shahid Nazir cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler vs Zimbabwe 1996)


Deaths which occurred on December 4th:
0771 Karloman II French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20
0811 Charles eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39
1137 Lotharius III of Supplinburg emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67
1182 Henry Earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies
1334 John XXII [Jacques Duèze] Pope (316-34), dies
1371 Reinald III the Fat Duke, Duke of Gelre (1343-61), dies at 38
1371 Stefanus X Uros V King of Serbia (1355-71), dies
1514 Richard Hunne English "heretic", commits suicide(?)
1576 Rheticus mathematician, dies
1603 Maarten de Vos Flemish painter, dies at about 71
1642 Armand-Jean Duplessis Richelieu bishop of Luçon, dies at about 57
1649 Outgert Arisz Akersloot Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73
1676 Johann Georg Ebeling composer, dies at 39
1732 John Gay English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
1798 Luigi Galvani Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
1807 Prince Hall activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston
1836 Daniel Read composer, dies at 79
1884 Alice Mary Smith composer, dies at 45
1890 Willem III Dutch king, buried
1909 Paul-Albert Besnard French painter/graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
1915 Gustav Hollaender composer, dies at 60
1923 [Auguste-]Maurice Barrès French writer/parliament leader, dies at 61
1932 Gustav Meyrink writer, dies at 64
1933 Stefan George German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
1935 Hylton Philipson cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
1935 Johan Halvorsen composer, dies at 71
1938 Dina Appeldoorn Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
1943 Carlo Mierendorff German politician/antifascist, dies at 46
1948 Karl Bonhoeffer German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies
1952 Karen Horney German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
1953 Daniel Gregory Mason composer, dies at 80
1954 Nina Vasar wife of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, dies
1959 Rosetta Duncan (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58
1967 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim] US comic (Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
1969 Alceo Toni composer, dies at 85
1969 Fred Hampton US Black-Panther leader, murdered
1971 Shunryu Suzuki Zen teacher, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, dies
1973 Michael O'Shea actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
1974 Lee Kinsolving actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
1975 Hannah Arendt German/US sociologist, dies at 69
1976 Benjamin Britten British composer (Beggar's Opera, War Requiem), dies at 63
1976 Tommy Bolin rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
1977 Leila Hyams actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
1978 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith Netherlands/US phycists, dies at 76
1979 Robert Karnes actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
1980 Francisco Sá Carneiro PM of Portugal (1980), dies in air crash
1980 Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz sprinter (Olympics-gold-1932), shot at 69
1983 Estelle Omens actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
1984 John Rock US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
1985 Marcel Boereboom Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
1986 Reuben Nakian US sculptor, dies at 89
1987 Rouben Mamoulian director (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90
1990 Edward Binns US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
1993 Frank Sturgis watergate burglar, dies at 68
1993 Frank V Zappa US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
1993 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42
1993 Margaret Landon US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
1994 Geoffery Rudolph Elton historiographer, dies at 73
1994 Jakob Kaplan French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
1994 Julio Ramon Ribeyro Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
1994 Robert Jesse Charleston museum curator, dies at 78
1994 Thomas Roy Garrett museum curator, dies at 63
1995 Adrianne Jones killed by David Graham & Diane Zamora, at 16
1995 Itzhak Rabin PM of Israel (1968-73), assassinated
1996 Basil Nield judge/politician, dies at 83
1996 Muriel Monkhouse Red Cross worker, dies at 86
1997 David Abell Wood priest, dies at 72
1997 Richard Vernon British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72

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