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What Happened on May 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 Three people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.
2007 Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF5 tornado. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.
2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
1998 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1990 Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
1989 Iran-Contra affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges; the convictions are later overturned on appeal.
1988 The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
1982 Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1978 The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.
1972 The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1970 Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.
1961 American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
1961 Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather attain a new altitude record for manned balloon flight ascending in the Strato-Lab V open gondola to 113,740 feet (34.67 km).
1959 The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
1953 Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
1949 The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash.
1946 In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary; 5 people are killed in the riot.
1945 World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
1945 World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath includes all Wehrmacht units in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany.
1942 World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.
1932 In Atlanta, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
1926 The United Kingdom general strike begins.
1919 May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
1912 Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
1910 The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
1904 The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
1886 Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.
1871 The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1869 The Naval Battle of Hakodate is fought in Japan.
1865 Surrender of the Confederate departments of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Citronelle, Alabama.
1859 The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking Devon and Cornwall in England.
1836 Formation of Ancient Order of Hibernians
1814 Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
1814 King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
1799 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
1776 Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
1686 The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
1493 Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
1471 Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.
1436 Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
1415 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
1256 The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
Famous People Born on May 4

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Year Name
1937 Ron Carter, American bassist and educator
1918 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)
1928 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)
1887 Andrew Dasburg, French-American painter (d. 1979)
1991 Brianne Jenner, Canadian women's ice hockey player
1923 Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)
1933 J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)
1914 Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
1921 Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1992 Victor Oladipo, American basketball player
Famous People Deaths On May 4

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Date Name
1938 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1684 John Nevison, English criminal (b. 1639)
1955 George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)
1471 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, son and heir of Henry VI of England (b. 1453)
2005 David Hackworth, American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)
1604 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (b. 1533)
1916 Willie Pearse, Irish rebel (b. 1891)
1535 John Houghton, Carthusian monk and saint
1988 Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1891)
2008 Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (b. 1918)