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Calendar for December 4th, 2013

Died 1642: Cardinal de Richelieu

1783: At Fraunces Tavern in New York's lower Manhattan, George Washington bade farewell to his officers of the Continental Army, before traveling to Annapolis, Maryland, to resign his commission as commander-in-chief

Born 1795: Thomas Carlyle (historian)

1867: National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry founded

1875: "Boss" Tweed escaped jail

Born 1921: Deanna Durbin (actress)

1927: Crew of shipwrecked tanker Kyzikes rescued, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Born 1931: Ed Flesh (designer of the wheel on the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune")

1942: In its first aerial attack on Italy, the US bombs Naples

Born 1945: Roberta Lynn Bondar (astronaut)

Born 1949: Jeff Bridges (actor)

1955: First television appearance of Marcel Marceau

Born 1964: Marisa Tomei (actress)

Born 1969: Jay-Z (hip hop artist)

Died 1993: Frank Zappa (musician)

Died 2012: Besse Cooper (world’s oldest person at time of her death)

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