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WASHINGTON SAID PEACE OUT

On December 4, 1783: US General George Washington bade farewell to his officers of the Continental Army at Fraunces Tavern after British troops evacuated New York. He said, “[w]ith a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.”

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THE BOSS WENT ON THE LAM

On December 4, 1875: Boss Tweed, of Tammany Hall infamy, escaped from prison and went first to Cuba and then later to Spain.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: MARISA TOMEI

On December 4, 1964: Actress Marisa Tomei was born in Brooklyn.

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