The Daily News | December 4

Alfred Carl Fuller, founder of the Fuller Brush Co, died, 1973
Tommy Bolin died, 1976
William Marcy “Boss” Tweed escaped Ludlow Street jail, 1875
National Grange founded, 1867
Pioneer Venus 1 (US) became the first craft to orbit Venus, 1978
Frank Zappa, musician, died, 1993
Malcolm X suspended by Black Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad, 1963
Mission Santa Barbara founded, 1786
Jesse Leroy Brown, first black American naval aviator, died, 1950
Vatican approved the rhythm method, 1930
“Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events” first appeared in print, 1957
Works Progress Administration liquidated, 1942
First building built on what is now Chicago (Jesuit mission house), 1674
E. Pakistan became the republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Washington took leave of his officers at Fraunce’s Tavern, New York, 1783
Dr. John Rock, “father of the Pill,” died, 1984
#10 Downing Street became the official home of England’s prime minister, 1735
Horsepower mower patent granted (Peter Galliard), 1812
Manila paper patented (J.M. and L. Hollingsworth, Braintree, Massachusetts), 1843
(Edward) Benjamin Britten, English composer, died, 1976