Historical Events on May 4, Special Events on This Day

Important Events From This day in History May 4th. Find Out What happened 4th May This Day in History on your birthday. Also you can find some answers for the following questions;
Which major historical events happened on May 4?
What happened on May 4th in history?
What special day is May 4?
What happened in history on May 4th?

What Happened on May 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The inaugural all-female motorsport series, W Series, takes place at Hockenheimring. The race was won by Jamie Chadwick, who would go on to become the inaugural season's champion.
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-mile wide EF5 tornado. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.
2002 One hundred three people are killed and 51 are injured in a plane crash near Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Nigeria.
2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London (an office separate from that of the Lord 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 declares independence from the Soviet Union.
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.
1973 The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.
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. Five 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 is signed, coming into effect the following day. It encompasses 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.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is incorporated.
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 Ottoman island of Rhodes.
1910 The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
1904 The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
1886 Haymarket affair: In Chicago, United States, a homemade bomb is thrown at police officers trying to break up a labor rally, killing one officer. Ensuing gunfire leads to the deaths of a further seven officers and four civilians.
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.
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 arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
1814 King Ferdinand VII abolishes the Spanish Constitution of 1812, 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

Here is a random list who born on May 4. For full list please click on the link above.

Year Name
1649 Chhatrasal, Indian ruler (d. 1731)
1767 Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)
1937 Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)
1931 Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician (d. 2018)
1757 Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and first director of the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City (d. 1816)
1943 Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)
1958 Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)
1989 Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player
1971 Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster
1956 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player and coach
Famous People Deaths On May 4

Here is a list of some famous peope who died on May 4. For full list please click on the link above.

Date Name
2004 David Reimer, Canadian man, born male but reassigned female and raised as a girl after a botched circumcision (b. 1965)
1571 Pierre Viret, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1511)
1734 James Thornhill, English painter and politician (b. 1675)
1924 E. Nesbit, English author and poet (b. 1858)
2009 Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)
1985 Fikri Sönmez, Turkish tailor and politician (b. 1938)
1774 Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Prussian nobleman (b. 1714)
1605 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
784 Arbeo, bishop of Freising
1955 George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)