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    • May 4, 1006 Birthday - Abd-Allah Ansari Persian mystic/poet (Monadjat)

    • May 4, 1256 Augustinian monastic order constituted at Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae

    • May 4, 1303 Flemings conquers Middelburg

    • May 4, 1415 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus were condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.

    • May 4, 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha

    • May 4, 1471 "Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales."

    • May 4, 1493 Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Demarcation Line.

    • May 4, 1493 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides non-Christian world between Spain & Portugal

    • May 4, 1540 Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

    • May 4, 1572 Veere sides with Geuzen

    • May 4, 1594 "Death - Paul Buys Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62"

    • May 4, 1604 "Death - Claudio Merulo composer, dies at 71"

    • May 4, 1605 "Death - Ulisse Aldrovandi Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82"

    • May 4, 1611 Birthday - Carlo Rainaldi composer

    • May 4, 1622 Birthday - Juan de Valds Leal Spanish painter/sculptor

    • May 4, 1626 Dutch exlorer Peter Minuit lands on what is now Manhattan Island

    • May 4, 1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.

    • May 4, 1626 Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth & buttons

    • May 4, 1626 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands

    • May 4, 1631 Birthday - Mary I Henriette Stuart daughter of Charles I/Queen of England

    • May 4, 1634 Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies

    • May 4, 1635 Birthday - Willem van Outhoorn Dutch Governor-General (Dutch East Indies)

    • May 4, 1652 Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels

    • May 4, 1655 "Birthday - Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori Italy, piano builder"

    • May 4, 1686 Municipality of Ilagan was founded in the Philippines.

    • May 4, 1715 French manufacturer debuts first folding umbrella (Paris France)

    • May 4, 1738 Birthday - Josef Kohaut composer

    • May 4, 1744 Birthday - Marianne von Martinez composer

    • May 4, 1752 "Death - Pieter Snyers Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71"

    • May 4, 1763 Birthday - Franz Stanislaus Spindler composer

    • May 4, 1769 Birthday - Charles Hague composer

    • May 4, 1770 "Death - Christian Gottfried Krause composer, dies at 51"

    • May 4, 1776 "Birthday - Johann Friedrich Herbart Germany, philosopher/psychologist"

    • May 4, 1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England

    • May 4, 1777 Birthday - Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens composer

    • May 4, 1780 Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins first Epsom Derby

    • May 4, 1783 Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus

    • May 4, 1796 "Birthday - Horace Mann US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)"

    • May 4, 1796 "Birthday - Joseph Pannell Taylor Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1864"

    • May 4, 1799 "Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris."

    • May 4, 1805 Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx NY

    • May 4, 1814 Bourbon reign restored in France

    • May 4, 1814 Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.

    • May 4, 1814 "King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism."

    • May 4, 1820 "Birthday - Joseph Whitaker England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack"

    • May 4, 1820 Birthday - Julia Gardiner Tyler 2nd wife of President John Tyler (1841-45)

    • May 4, 1825 Birthday - Thomas Henry Huxley scientist/humanist/Darwinist

    • May 4, 1826 Birthday - Frederick Church US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)

    • May 4, 1832 "Death - Jan van Speyck Dutch Admiral, buried in New Church"

    • May 4, 1834 Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean

    • May 4, 1835 Birthday - Edmund Hart Turpin composer

    • May 4, 1839 The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio

    • May 4, 1843 Great-Britain annexes Natal

    • May 4, 1846 Birthday - Emile Gall French glass/marble/ceramic artist (Gall Glaze)

    • May 4, 1846 US state of Michigan ends death penalty

    • May 4, 1847 New York State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration

    • May 4, 1851 The first major San Fransisco fire

    • May 4, 1855 "Death - Camille Pleyel Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66"

    • May 4, 1858 War of the Reform (M‚xico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz

    • May 4, 1859 Cornwall Railway opened across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.

    • May 4, 1860 "Birthday - Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek Vienna Austria, composer (Donna Diana)"

    • May 4, 1860 "Death - Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek composer, dies"

    • May 4, 1861 "At Gretna LA, one of first guns of Rebel navy is cast"

    • May 4, 1862 Battle at Williamsburg VA

    • May 4, 1862 Yorktown VA - McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains

    • May 4, 1864 General Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock

    • May 4, 1864 Ulysses S Grant crosses Rapidan & begins his duel with Robert E Lee

    • May 4, 1865 "Abraham Lincoln buried in Springfield, Illinois, three weeks after his assassination."

    • May 4, 1865 Battle of Citronville AL; Richard Taylor surrenders

    • May 4, 1865 Battle of Mobile AL

    • May 4, 1866 Woodward's Gardens opens to public

    • May 4, 1867 Birthday - Dynam-Victor Fumet composer

    • May 4, 1869 The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.

    • May 4, 1871 Birthday - Mynona writer

    • May 4, 1875 Birthday - Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)

    • May 4, 1875 Birthday - Reggie Schwartz cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)

    • May 4, 1877 "Birthday - Arthur Lang US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)"

    • May 4, 1878 Phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House

    • May 4, 1879 "Death - William Froude British civil engineer/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68"

    • May 4, 1881 Birthday - Aleksandr F Kerenski Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)

    • May 4, 1882 Birthday - Wilhelm Lehmann writer

    • May 4, 1885 "Death - Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78"

    • May 4, 1886 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen

    • May 4, 1886 "Haymarket Square Riot: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, Illinois, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd."

    • May 4, 1888 Italy & Spain sign military covenant

    • May 4, 1889 Birthday - Francis J Spellman US Cardinal

    • May 4, 1891 Birthday - Frederick Jacobi composer

    • May 4, 1891 Birthday - Johan W F Werumeus Buning Dutch poet (Daily Bread)

    • May 4, 1891 "Death - Sherlock Holmes ""dies"" at Reichenbach Falls"

    • May 4, 1892 Canadian Thomas I. 'Carbide' Willson develops first manufacturing process to create acetylene gas; already developed on a laboratory scale; sells process to Union Carbide

    • May 4, 1893 "Birthday - Edgar Dearing Ceres CA, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy)"

    • May 4, 1893 "Birthday - Royal Butler [Edwin Richey] Atlanta GA, actor"

    • May 4, 1893 Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging

    • May 4, 1893 "Death - George Washington Hewitt composer, dies at 82"

    • May 4, 1896 Grease fire ignites « ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO

    • May 4, 1896 The first edition of London Daily Mail (« penny)

    • May 4, 1897 Fire in Paris France bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200

    • May 4, 1902 Birthday - Cola [Nicolas] Debrot Bonaire Governor (Netherlands Antilles)/author

    • May 4, 1902 Birthday - Cvjetko Rihtman composer

    • May 4, 1902 Birthday - Rodney Meredith Thomas architect/painter

    • May 4, 1903 "Birthday - Luther Adler New York NY, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist)"

    • May 4, 1904 Charles Stewart Rolls met Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester England.

    • May 4, 1904 Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.

    • May 4, 1904 German football club FC Schalke 04 was founded

    • May 4, 1905 "Birthday - Mtys Seiber Budapest Hungary, composer (Scherzando)"

    • May 4, 1906 "Birthday - Esmond Knight East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)"

    • May 4, 1907 Ottawa hit by 19.1 cm snowfall; city's greatest one day May snowfall.

    • May 4, 1909 "Birthday - Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt] Cleveland OH, actor (Ben Franklin-1776)"

    • May 4, 1909 Birthday - Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten] Flemish playwright

    • May 4, 1910 Birthday - Mady Alfredo [Maria M the Brieder] actress (Alicia)

    • May 4, 1910 Canadian Currency Act of 1910 receives Royal Assent.

    • May 4, 1910 Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy

    • May 4, 1910 Parliament votes to create a Royal Canadian Navy.

    • May 4, 1910 Tel Aviv founded

    • May 4, 1910 The Royal Canadian Navy is created.

    • May 4, 1912 "Birthday - Lou Brown Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show)"

    • May 4, 1912 Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes

    • May 4, 1912 Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.

    • May 4, 1914 Birthday - Abdel Karim Kassem general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)

    • May 4, 1914 Birthday - Emmanuel Robls Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)

    • May 4, 1915 "Birthday - Curt Conway Boston MA, actor (Raw Deal)"

    • May 4, 1915 Birthday - Pedro Saenz composer

    • May 4, 1915 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany

    • May 4, 1916 "At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare"

    • May 4, 1916 "Birthday - Maurice ""Moe"" Purtill jazz drummer"

    • May 4, 1917 Arabs sack Tel Aviv

    • May 4, 1917 Birthday - Edward Toner Cone composer

    • May 4, 1918 "Birthday - Kakuei Tanaka Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking"

    • May 4, 1919 Birthday - Dimiter Petkov composer

    • May 4, 1919 Birthday - Mary Ann McCall singer

    • May 4, 1919 FVC soccer team forms

    • May 4, 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."

    • May 4, 1921 "Birthday - John van Kesteren Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)"

    • May 4, 1921 "Birthday - Patsy Garrett Atlantic City NJ, actress (Nanny & the Professor)"

    • May 4, 1922 "Birthday - John Paul Hammerschmidt (Representative-R-AR, 1967- )"

    • May 4, 1923 "Bloody street battles between Nazis, socialist & police in Vienna"

    • May 4, 1923 New York state revokes Prohibition law

    • May 4, 1923 On the Alaska Peninsula a 7.1 earthquake happened one of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States

    • May 4, 1924 8th modern Olympic games open in Paris France

    • May 4, 1924 Birthday - Dennis Weaver actor (McCloud)

    • May 4, 1924 Birthday - Peter Aldersley actor/disc jockey

    • May 4, 1924 Birthday - Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva composer

    • May 4, 1924 German Republic election fascists & communists win

    • May 4, 1924 "The 1924 Summer Olympics open in Paris, France."

    • May 4, 1925 Birthday - Peter Blum German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)

    • May 4, 1925 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage

    • May 4, 1926 Birthday - G Reinshagen writer

    • May 4, 1926 "Birthday - Milton ""Milt"" Thompson US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)"

    • May 4, 1926 General strike hits Britain

    • May 4, 1927 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences forms

    • May 4, 1927 Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928

    • May 4, 1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded

    • May 4, 1928 "Birthday - Betsy Rawls Spartanburg SC, LPGA golfer (Hall of Fame, US Women's Open-51, 53, 57, 60)"

    • May 4, 1928 Birthday - Hosni Mubarak Egyptian President (1981- )

    • May 4, 1928 "Birthday - Maynard Ferguson Verdun Qubec Canada, jazz trumpeter (Birdland, Roulette)"

    • May 4, 1928 "Death - Barry E Odell Pain English writer (Punch), dies at 63"

    • May 4, 1929 "Birthday - Audrey Hepburn [Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston] Brussels Belgium (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady)"

    • May 4, 1929 "Death - Henry Morton Dunham composer, dies at 75"

    • May 4, 1930 "Birthday - Roberta Peters New York NY, operatic soprano (New York Metropolitan)"

    • May 4, 1931 "Birthday - Ed Cassidy Chicago IL, drummer (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)"

    • May 4, 1931 "Birthday - Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)"

    • May 4, 1931 Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president

    • May 4, 1932 "Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary"

    • May 4, 1932 Birthday - Fausto Razzi composer

    • May 4, 1932 "Birthday - Susan Brown San Francisco, actress (General Hospital)"

    • May 4, 1932 "In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion."

    • May 4, 1932 Mobster Al Capone enters the Atlanta federal penitentary to begin serving a term for income tax evasion

    • May 4, 1934 "Birthday - Pete Barbutti Scranton PA, comedian (Garry Moore Show)"

    • May 4, 1934 "In the Chugach Mountains, Alaska 7.1 quake happened another one of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States"

    • May 4, 1935 "Death - Lodewijk Scharp Flemish literature historian, dies at 65"

    • May 4, 1936 Birthday - El Cordobs [Manuel Bentez] Spanish toreador

    • May 4, 1937 Birthday - Hans Ulrich Lehmann composer

    • May 4, 1938 Birthday - Tyrone Davis US R&B singer (Are you serious)

    • May 4, 1938 Birthday - William J Bennett US Secretary of Education (1985-88)

    • May 4, 1938 "Death - Carl von Ossietzky German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48"

    • May 4, 1938 Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes first president of Eire

    • May 4, 1939 "Birthday - Amos Oz Jerusalem Israel, author (My Michael)"

    • May 4, 1940 "21 ""not neutral"" Nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands"

    • May 4, 1940 "Birthday - Dick Curl Chester PA, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)"

    • May 4, 1941 Birthday - George F Will political analyst (Night Line)

    • May 4, 1942 Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)

    • May 4, 1942 Birthday - Ronnie Bond drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)

    • May 4, 1942 Food first rationed in US

    • May 4, 1942 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages

    • May 4, 1942 "The Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today"

    • May 4, 1943 "Birthday - Nickolas Ashford Fairfield SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)"

    • May 4, 1943 Birthday - Stella Parton sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)

    • May 4, 1944 Birthday - Dave [Otto Levenbach] Dutch singer (Du cot the Chez Swann)

    • May 4, 1944 "Birthday - Paul Gleason Jersey City NJ, actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard)"

    • May 4, 1944 "Birthday - Peggy Santiglia McGannon New Jersey, rocker (Angels)"

    • May 4, 1944 Birthday - Ronnie Bond drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)

    • May 4, 1944 RCAF kills three German U-boats in under a month.

    • May 4, 1945 "Birthday - George Wadenius rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)"

    • May 4, 1945 Birthday - Monika van Paemel Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)

    • May 4, 1945 "German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender"

    • May 4, 1945 Germans surrender in Denmark and Norway.

    • May 4, 1945 World War II: Surrender of the North Germany Army to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.

    • May 4, 1946 Birthday - Renee Powell LPGA golfer

    • May 4, 1946 "In San Francisco Bay, US Marines from the Treasure Island Marine Barracks stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot."

    • May 4, 1948 Birthday - Billy O'Donnell harness racer driver of the year (1984)

    • May 4, 1948 "Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead, is published."

    • May 4, 1948 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death

    • May 4, 1949 Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)

    • May 4, 1949 Birthday - Gerrit J P van Otterloo Dutch MP (PvdA)

    • May 4, 1949 "Birthday - Sybil Danning [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)"

    • May 4, 1949 Birthday - Zal Cleminson rocker (Alex Harvey Band)

    • May 4, 1949 "The entire Torino football (soccer) team (except for one player who did not take the trip due to an injury) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy."

    • May 4, 1950 Birthday - Darryl Hunt English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)

    • May 4, 1950 "Birthday - Hilly Hicks Los Angeles CA, actor (Roll Out, Roots)"

    • May 4, 1950 Birthday - Ren CM van Asten Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)

    • May 4, 1951 Birthday - Gene Greenwood (Representative-R-PA)

    • May 4, 1951 "Birthday - Jackie [Sigmund Esco] Jackson Gary IN, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)"

    • May 4, 1951 The Department of National Defence forms 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group for service in Europe with NATO forces.

    • May 4, 1953 "Death - Edward B B Shanks British poet/critic, dies at 60"

    • May 4, 1953 "Death - Thomas Tertius Noble composer, dies at 85"

    • May 4, 1953 Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

    • May 4, 1954 "Birthday - Julie Budd Brooklyn NY, singer (Child of Plenty)"

    • May 4, 1955 "Death - Georges Enescu Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73"

    • May 4, 1955 "Death - Louis Breguet French aviation pioneer, dies at 75"

    • May 4, 1956 Birthday - Jackie Bertsch LPGA golfer

    • May 4, 1956 "Birthday - Michael L Gernhardt Mansfield OH, PhD/astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)"

    • May 4, 1956 "Birthday - Ulrike Meyfarth Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1972)"

    • May 4, 1956 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam

    • May 4, 1957 "Alan Freed hosts ""Rock n' Roll Show"" first prime-time network rock show"

    • May 4, 1957 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam

    • May 4, 1957 Birthday - Peter Sleep cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)

    • May 4, 1957 "Birthday - Richard E Grant Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)"

    • May 4, 1958 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen President of Colombia

    • May 4, 1958 "Birthday - Keith Haring Kutztown PA, graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)"

    • May 4, 1958 Canadian comedians Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster make their first of a record 67 appearances on TV's Ed Sullivan Show.

    • May 4, 1959 "Birthday - Randy Travis [Randy Bruce Traywick] Marshville NC, country singer (Forever and Ever Amen, Diggin' Up Bones)"

    • May 4, 1959 "Birthday - Robert Raymond Tway Oklahoma City OK, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson)"

    • May 4, 1959 Birthday - Rohn Stark NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)

    • May 4, 1960 Birthday - Martyn Moxon cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)

    • May 4, 1961 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South

    • May 4, 1961 "Birthday - Eugene Daniel NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)"

    • May 4, 1961 Birthday - Jay Aston rocker

    • May 4, 1961 "Birthday - Mary Elizabeth McDonough Van Nuys CA, actress (Erin-Waltons)"

    • May 4, 1961 Death - Anita Stewart dies of heart attack at 66

    • May 4, 1961 "Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 meters (record) in balloon"

    • May 4, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Marcels - Blue Moon

    • May 4, 1961 South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested

    • May 4, 1962 "Birthday - Tracy Vaccaro Glendale CA, playmate (October, 1983)"

    • May 4, 1964 """Another World"" & ""As the World Turns"" premiere on TV"

    • May 4, 1964 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva

    • May 4, 1964 "Birthday - Goran Prpic Yugoslavia, tennis star"

    • May 4, 1964 "The long-running soap opera Another World, which would run until 1999, debuts on NBC."

    • May 4, 1965 Birthday - Adri Bogers Dutch soccer player (Willem II)

    • May 4, 1965 "Death - Norman Brokenshire TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66"

    • May 4, 1966 "Birthday - Monica Tranel [Michini] Billings MT, rower (Olympics-96)"

    • May 4, 1966 "Death - Juan Maria Thomas Sabater composer, dies at 69"

    • May 4, 1966 Soviet Government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR

    • May 4, 1967 Birthday - Derek MacCready CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)

    • May 4, 1967 "Birthday - John Child East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)"

    • May 4, 1967 "Birthday - Matthew Crane Kimberton PA, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)"

    • May 4, 1967 "Death - Bengt Axel von Torne composer, dies at 75"

    • May 4, 1967 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7

    • May 4, 1968 Birthday - Andre Collins NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)

    • May 4, 1968 "Birthday - Eddie Perez Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)"

    • May 4, 1968 "Birthday - Kevin Todd Winnipeg, NHL center (Los Angeles Kings)"

    • May 4, 1968 Dancer's Image disqualified due to drugs after winning 94th Kentucky Derby

    • May 4, 1969 "Death - F Osbert S Sitwell English poet (Who Killed Cock Robin?), dies at 76"

    • May 4, 1970 "Birthday - Dawn Staley Philadelphia PA, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • May 4, 1970 Death - Allison Krause 1 of 4 students at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

    • May 4, 1970 Death - Jeffrey Miller 1 of 4 students at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

    • May 4, 1970 Death - Sandy Scheuer 1 of 4 students at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

    • May 4, 1970 Death - William Schroeder 1 of 4 students at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

    • May 4, 1970 "Four students are killed at Kent State University by Ohio National Guardsmen during an anti-war protest They are immortalized in the song ""Ohio"" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young"

    • May 4, 1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio

    • May 4, 1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt

    • May 4, 1970 "Vietnam War: Kent State shootings The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after the ROTC building was burnt down, opens fire killing four students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States' invasion of Cambodia."

    • May 4, 1971 "Birthday - Derrick Clark NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)"

    • May 4, 1971 Birthday - Steve Glenn CFL linebacker (British Columbia Lions)

    • May 4, 1971 "Death - Donald Dexter Van Slyke US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88"

    • May 4, 1971 "Death - Joseph Csaky Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83"

    • May 4, 1971 "Death - Louis de Bree [Louis C Davids] Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87"

    • May 4, 1971 "Mud slide buries part of St-Jean Vianney Quebec, killing 31 people; $1 million damage."

    • May 4, 1972 "Birthday - Ethan Watts Philadelphia PA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)"

    • May 4, 1972 "Birthday - Gretchen Ulion ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics-98)"

    • May 4, 1972 Birthday - Marc Lamb WLAF T (London Monarchs)

    • May 4, 1972 "The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to ""Greenpeace Foundation""."

    • May 4, 1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam

    • May 4, 1973 Birthday - Edward Hervey NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)

    • May 4, 1973 "Birthday - Matthew Barnaby Ottawa, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)"

    • May 4, 1973 Birthday - Melissa Boyd Miss Ohio USA (1996)

    • May 4, 1973 "Birthday - Michelle Martinez Dallas TX, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997)"

    • May 4, 1973 "Death - Jane Bowles writer, dies at 56"

    • May 4, 1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope

    • May 4, 1973 "Wings release ""Red Rose Speedway"" in UK"

    • May 4, 1974 "An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak."

    • May 4, 1974 "Death - Israel Citkowitz composer, dies at 65"

    • May 4, 1974 "Death - John Wengraf actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77"

    • May 4, 1974 Number one hit on UK music charts - Abba - Waterloo

    • May 4, 1975 "Birthday - Pablo Ruiz Buenos Aires Argentina, Spanish singer"

    • May 4, 1975 "Death - Moe Howard [Moses Horowitz] comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77"

    • May 4, 1975 "Ed Bullins' ""Taking of Miss Jane"" premieres in NYC"

    • May 4, 1975 Gama Hernandez is born in Los Angeles California

    • May 4, 1976 "Birthday - Heather Kozar Akron OH, playmate (January 1998)"

    • May 4, 1978 Russian President Brezhnev visits West-Germany

    • May 4, 1979 The first woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher) is elected

    • May 4, 1980 "Death - Josip Broz Tito leader of Yugoslavia (1945-80), dies at 87"

    • May 4, 1980 "Death - Kay Hammond actress (Blithe Spirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies in Brighton UK at 71"

    • May 4, 1981 "Death - Bobby Sands Irish IRA-terrorist, dies after hunger strike"

    • May 4, 1981 Donald Eugene Webb is placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.

    • May 4, 1982 20 sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield (D80) is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

    • May 4, 1982 "British Destroyer HMS Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket catches fire and later flounders, many sailors die"

    • May 4, 1983 "Death - Nino Sanzogno composer, dies at 72"

    • May 4, 1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)

    • May 4, 1984 "Death - Diana Dors actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer"

    • May 4, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Phillis Nelson - Move Closer

    • May 4, 1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afgh nist n

    • May 4, 1987 "Death - Cathryn Damon actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), dies at 56"

    • May 4, 1987 "Death - Dick Hillenius Dutch biologist/writer, dies at 59"

    • May 4, 1987 "Death - Paul Butterfield singer/harmonica player, dies of drug abuse at 44"

    • May 4, 1988 "The PEPCON disaster rocked Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonated during a fire."

    • May 4, 1989 "Iran-Contra Affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and was acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, are later overturned on appeal."

    • May 4, 1989 US launches Magellan to Venus

    • May 4, 1989 US space shuttle STS-30 launched

    • May 4, 1989 White house aide Oliver North is convicted of charges from the Iran-Contra affair The three convictions are later overturned on appeal

    • May 4, 1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger

    • May 4, 1990 Death - Don Appell dies

    • May 4, 1990 Latvia proclaims renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.

    • May 4, 1990 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence

    • May 4, 1990 "Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah"

    • May 4, 1991 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent

    • May 4, 1991 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed

    • May 4, 1991 "Death - Dennis Crosby son of Bing, commits suicide at 54"

    • May 4, 1991 "Morris K Udall (Representative-D-AZ), resigns due to Parkinson disease"

    • May 4, 1991 President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

    • May 4, 1992 "Death - Henri Guillemin French historian, dies at 89"

    • May 4, 1992 "Death - Ismael Galeano ""Commandant Franklyn"" (Contra), dies"

    • May 4, 1992 "Death - Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50"

    • May 4, 1994 Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II

    • May 4, 1994 Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

    • May 4, 1994 "Death - Karl Francis Hettinger onion Field survivor, dies at 59"

    • May 4, 1995 "Death - Lewis T Preston banker, dies at 68"

    • May 4, 1995 "Death - Louis Krasner violinist, dies at 91"

    • May 4, 1996 "Death - Jean Crepin soldier/industrialist, dies at 87"

    • May 4, 1996 "Death - Stanley William Reed cineaste, dies at 85"

    • May 4, 1996 "Jos Mara Aznar is appointed Prime Minister of Spain, thus ending 13 years of Socialist rule."

    • May 4, 1997 "Death - Alvy Moore actor/producer (Mr Kimball-Green Acres), dies at 75"

    • May 4, 1997 "Death - Vijayananda Dahanayake PM of Sri Lanka (1959-60), dies"

    • May 4, 1998 "A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives ""Unabomber"" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepted a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty."

    • May 4, 2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.

    • May 4, 2001 "Pope John Paul II follows Saint Paul's footsteps across the Mediterranean, from Greece to Syria to Malta."

    • May 4, 2002 "An EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff killing more than 148 people."

    • May 4, 2003 The Outbreak of 2003 begins. Ninety-four tornadoes begin the week-long outbreak.

    • May 4, 2007 "A series of tornadoes rip through Western Kansas, including the first EF-5 tornado that destroyed the town of Greensburg."

    • May 4, 2007 "The movie Spider-Man 3 is shown in the US, three days after it has been shown in the Philippines and other Asian countries."







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