TODAY IN HISTORY - February 4th:

1969 - John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
2007 - Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB


1902 - Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan
1912 - Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)
1913 - Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)
1945 - David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)
1948 - Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan
1962 - Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)

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1987 - Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67
2006 - Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

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