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August 4th, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Fiorello LaGuardia

(TIME Cover: August the 2nd, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 4th of August:

1521 - Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1755 - Nicolas-Jacques Conté, French painter, inventor of the modern pencil (d. 1805)
1834 - John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
1900 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, (Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother), Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, American musician (d. 1971)
1960 - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, 5th Prime Minister of Spain

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrapolt

for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid

Szeged University - Szeged, Hungary

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1937

The Life of Emile Zola
directed by William Dieterle
with Paul Muni (emile Zola) and Joseph Schildkraut (Captain Alfred Dreyfus)

Designed in 1937

The Hassock for Wingspread
by Frank Lloyd Wright


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