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May 4th, 2007 (May 04 2007)EventGreensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
May 4th, 2007 (May 04 2007)EventThe Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.
May 4th, 2005 (May 04 2005)DeathDavid Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (born in 1930)
May 4th, 2002 (May 04 2002)EventAn EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff killing more than 148 people.
May 4th, 2001 (May 04 2001)EventThe Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
May 4th, 2001 (May 04 2001)DeathBonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (born in 1956)
May 4th, 2000 (May 04 2000)EventKen Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
May 4th, 1998 (May 04 1998)EventA 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.
May 4th, 1994 (May 04 1994)EventIsraeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.Yitzhak Rabin Quotes
May 4th, 1994 (May 04 1994)BirthPauline Ducruet, daughter of HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco
May 4th, 1994 (May 04 1994)BirthAlexander Gould, American actor
May 4th, 1992 (May 04 1992)BirthCourtney Jines, American actress
May 4th, 1992 (May 04 1992)DeathGregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (born in 1927)
May 4th, 1990 (May 04 1990)EventLatvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
May 4th, 1989 (May 04 1989)EventIran-Contra Affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges. The convictions, however, are later overturned on appeal.
May 4th, 1988 (May 04 1988)EventThe PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonates during a fire.
May 4th, 1987 (May 04 1987)BirthCesc Fabregas, Spanish footballer
May 4th, 1987 (May 04 1987)BirthJorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
May 4th, 1987 (May 04 1987)BirthAnjeza Shahini, Albanian singer
May 4th, 1987 (May 04 1987)DeathPaul Butterfield, American blues harmonica player (born in 1942)
May 4th, 1985 (May 04 1985)BirthAnthony Fedorov, American singer
May 4th, 1985 (May 04 1985)BirthRavinder Bopara, English cricketer
May 4th, 1985 (May 04 1985)DeathClarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (born in 1907)
May 4th, 1984 (May 04 1984)BirthManjural Islam, Bangladeshi test cricket player (died in 2007)
May 4th, 1984 (May 04 1984)BirthKevin Slowey, American baseball player
May 4th, 1984 (May 04 1984)BirthMontell Owens, American football player
May 4th, 1984 (May 04 1984)DeathBob Clampett, American cartoonist (born in 1913)
May 4th, 1984 (May 04 1984)DeathDiana Dors, British actress (born in 1931)
May 4th, 1983 (May 04 1983)BirthTrisha Krishnan, Indian actress
May 4th, 1983 (May 04 1983)BirthDerek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
May 4th, 1982 (May 04 1982)EventTwenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield (D80) is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
May 4th, 1982 (May 04 1982)BirthKleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
May 4th, 1982 (May 04 1982)BirthHector King, Mexican singer-songwriter
May 4th, 1982 (May 04 1982)BirthMarkus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
May 4th, 1982 (May 04 1982)BirthRasheeda,American hiphop singer
May 4th, 1981 (May 04 1981)BirthEric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer
May 4th, 1980 (May 04 1980)EventPresident Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia dies in Ljubljana at the age of 87.Josip Broz Tito Quotes
May 4th, 1980 (May 04 1980)BirthAndrew Raycroft, NHL goalie
May 4th, 1980 (May 04 1980)DeathJosip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (born in 1892)Josip Broz Tito Quotes
May 4th, 1979 (May 04 1979)EventMargaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
May 4th, 1979 (May 04 1979)BirthLance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
May 4th, 1979 (May 04 1979)BirthWes Butters, British broadcaster
May 4th, 1979 (May 04 1979)BirthLesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player
May 4th, 1978 (May 04 1978)BirthShaenon K. Garrity, American webcomics writer and artist
May 4th, 1977 (May 04 1977)BirthEmily Perkins, Canadian actress
May 4th, 1977 (May 04 1977)BirthMariano Pernia, Argentine-Spanish footballer
May 4th, 1976 (May 04 1976)BirthBen Grieve, American baseball player
May 4th, 1976 (May 04 1976)BirthJason Michaels, American baseball player
May 4th, 1975 (May 04 1975)BirthLaci Peterson, American murder victim (died in 2002)
May 4th, 1975 (May 04 1975)DeathMoe Howard, American actor and comedian (born in 1897)
May 4th, 1974 (May 04 1974)EventAn all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
May 4th, 1974 (May 04 1974)BirthMiguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
May 4th, 1973 (May 04 1973)BirthGuillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
May 4th, 1973 (May 04 1973)BirthJohn Madden, Canadian ice hockey player
May 4th, 1973 (May 04 1973)DeathJane Bowles, American writer and playwright (born in 1917)
May 4th, 1972 (May 04 1972)EventThe Don t Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
May 4th, 1972 (May 04 1972)BirthManny Aybar, Dominican baseball player
May 4th, 1972 (May 04 1972)BirthMike Dirnt, American musician (Green Day)
May 4th, 1972 (May 04 1972)BirthChris Tomlin, American musician
May 4th, 1972 (May 04 1972)DeathEdward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1886)
May 4th, 1971 (May 04 1971)BirthJoe Borowski, American baseball player
May 4th, 1971 (May 04 1971)BirthLuiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver
May 4th, 1971 (May 04 1971)DeathSeamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (born in 1934)
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)EventVietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, open fire killing four students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States invasion of Cambodia.
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)BirthGregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)DeathAllison KrauseKent State victim (born in 1951)
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)DeathJeffrey MillerKent State victim (born in 1950)
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)DeathSandra ScheuerKent State victim (born in 1949)
May 4th, 1970 (May 04 1970)DeathWilliam Schroeder (born in 1950)
May 4th, 1969 (May 04 1969)BirthMicah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
May 4th, 1969 (May 04 1969)BirthRyan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
May 4th, 1969 (May 04 1969)DeathOsbert Sitwell, English writer (born in 1892)
May 4th, 1968 (May 04 1968)BirthJulian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh Julian Quotes
May 4th, 1967 (May 04 1967)BirthAna Gasteyer, American actress
May 4th, 1967 (May 04 1967)BirthKate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
May 4th, 1966 (May 04 1966)BirthJane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer (died in 2008)
May 4th, 1964 (May 04 1964)BirthMonica Bardem, Spanish actress
May 4th, 1964 (May 04 1964)BirthZsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
May 4th, 1964 (May 04 1964)BirthRocco Siffredi, Italian porn actor
May 4th, 1962 (May 04 1962)BirthOleta Adams, American singer
May 4th, 1961 (May 04 1961)EventAmerican civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
May 4th, 1961 (May 04 1961)BirthLuis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
May 4th, 1961 (May 04 1961)BirthJay Aston, British singer, star of Bucks Fizz
May 4th, 1961 (May 04 1961)BirthIshita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
May 4th, 1961 (May 04 1961)DeathAnita Stewart, American film actress (born in 1895)
May 4th, 1960 (May 04 1960)BirthAndrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
May 4th, 1959 (May 04 1959)BirthScott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
May 4th, 1959 (May 04 1959)BirthRandy Travis, American musician
May 4th, 1958 (May 04 1958)BirthDelbert Fowler, American and Canadian professional football player
May 4th, 1958 (May 04 1958)BirthKeith Haring, American graphical artist (died in 1990)
May 4th, 1956 (May 04 1956)BirthDavid Guterson, American author
May 4th, 1956 (May 04 1956)BirthUlrike Meyfarth, German athlete
May 4th, 1956 (May 04 1956)BirthKen Oberkfell, American baseball player
May 4th, 1955 (May 04 1955)BirthRobert Ellis Orrall, American singer
May 4th, 1955 (May 04 1955)DeathGeorge Enescu, Romanian composer (born in 1881)
May 4th, 1954 (May 04 1954)BirthPia Zadora, American actress
May 4th, 1953 (May 04 1953)EventErnest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.Ernest Hemingway Quotes
May 4th, 1952 (May 04 1952)BirthMichael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
May 4th, 1951 (May 04 1951)BirthColin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
May 4th, 1951 (May 04 1951)BirthJackie Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
May 4th, 1951 (May 04 1951)BirthGerard Jugnot, French actor, film director, screenwriter and producer
May 4th, 1951 (May 04 1951)BirthMick Mars, American guitarist (Motley Crue)
May 4th, 1950 (May 04 1950)BirthDarryl Hunt, English musician (The Pogues)
May 4th, 1949 (May 04 1949)EventThe 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 4th, 1949 (May 04 1949)BirthJohn Force, American race car driver
May 4th, 1949 (May 04 1949)BirthStella Parton, American country music singer
May 4th, 1949 (May 04 1949)BirthGraham Swift, British author
May 4th, 1948 (May 04 1948)BirthHurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
May 4th, 1946 (May 04 1946)EventIn San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Navy Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
May 4th, 1946 (May 04 1946)BirthJohn Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
May 4th, 1946 (May 04 1946)BirthGary Bauer conservative American politician, former presidential candidate
May 4th, 1945 (May 04 1945)EventWorld War II: The liberation of the Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg by the British Army.
May 4th, 1945 (May 04 1945)EventWorld War II: The surrender of the North Germany Army to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
May 4th, 1945 (May 04 1945)BirthNarasimhan Ram, Indian journalist
May 4th, 1945 (May 04 1945)DeathFedor von Bock, German field marshal (born in 1880)
May 4th, 1944 (May 04 1944)BirthRoger Rees, British-born actor
May 4th, 1943 (May 04 1943)BirthMikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
May 4th, 1942 (May 04 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before. Solomon Quotes
May 4th, 1942 (May 04 1942)BirthNickolas Ashford, American record producer, songwriter, and musician (Ashford and Simpson)
May 4th, 1941 (May 04 1941)BirthGeorge Will, American writer
May 4th, 1940 (May 04 1940)BirthRobin Cook, American novelist
May 4th, 1939 (May 04 1939)BirthPaul Gleason, American actor (died in 2006)
May 4th, 1939 (May 04 1939)BirthAmos Oz, Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist
May 4th, 1939 (May 04 1939)BirthLeon Rochefort, Quebec ice hockey player
May 4th, 1938 (May 04 1938)BirthTyrone Davis, American soul singer (died in 2005)
May 4th, 1938 (May 04 1938)BirthCarlos Monsivais, Mexican writer
May 4th, 1938 (May 04 1938)DeathCarl von Ossietzky, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1889)
May 4th, 1937 (May 04 1937)BirthRon Carter, American jazz bassist
May 4th, 1937 (May 04 1937)BirthDick Dale, American guitarist
May 4th, 1937 (May 04 1937)BirthMr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
May 4th, 1937 (May 04 1937)DeathNoel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (born in 1910)
May 4th, 1936 (May 04 1936)BirthEl Cordobes, Spanish matador
May 4th, 1933 (May 04 1933)BirthJ. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher
May 4th, 1932 (May 04 1932)EventIn Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.Al Capone Quotes
May 4th, 1931 (May 04 1931)BirthGennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor
May 4th, 1931 (May 04 1931)BirthThomas Stuttaford, British doctor and writer
May 4th, 1930 (May 04 1930)EventBritish police arrest Mahatma Gandhi and place him in Yeravda Central Prison.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
May 4th, 1930 (May 04 1930)BirthRoberta Peters, American soprano
May 4th, 1930 (May 04 1930)BirthKatherine Jackson, mother of the Jackson musical family
May 4th, 1929 (May 04 1929)BirthAudrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (died in 1993)Audrey Hepburn Quotes
May 4th, 1929 (May 04 1929)BirthSidney Lamb, American linguist
May 4th, 1928 (May 04 1928)BirthMaynard Ferguson, Canadian musician (died in 2006)
May 4th, 1928 (May 04 1928)BirthHosni Mubarak, President of Egypt
May 4th, 1928 (May 04 1928)BirthWolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (died in 1961)
May 4th, 1925 (May 04 1925)BirthMaurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
May 4th, 1923 (May 04 1923)BirthEd Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
May 4th, 1923 (May 04 1923)BirthEric Sykes, British actor and comedian
May 4th, 1923 (May 04 1923)BirthGodfrey Quigley, British actor (died in 1994)
May 4th, 1923 (May 04 1923)BirthAssi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
May 4th, 1922 (May 04 1922)DeathViktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (born in 1888)
May 4th, 1921 (May 04 1921)BirthEdo Murtic, Croatian painter (died in 2005)
May 4th, 1919 (May 04 1919)EventMay Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
May 4th, 1919 (May 04 1919)BirthDory Funk, Professional wrestler (died in 1973)
May 4th, 1919 (May 04 1919)DeathMilan Rastislav Stefanik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (born in 1880)
May 4th, 1918 (May 04 1918)BirthTanaka Kakuei, Japanese political leader (died in 1993)
May 4th, 1918 (May 04 1918)BirthThomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (died in 2004)
May 4th, 1916 (May 04 1916)BirthJane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and activist (died in 2006)
May 4th, 1916 (May 04 1916)DeathJoseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (born in 1887)
May 4th, 1913 (May 04 1913)BirthLady Katherine Brandram, nee Princess of Greece and Denmark
May 4th, 1912 (May 04 1912)EventItaly occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
May 4th, 1910 (May 04 1910)EventThe Royal Canadian Navy is created.
May 4th, 1908 (May 04 1908)BirthGiovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist (died in 1968)
May 4th, 1907 (May 04 1907)BirthLincoln Kirstein, American impresario (died in 1996)
May 4th, 1904 (May 04 1904)EventConstruction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
May 4th, 1904 (May 04 1904)EventCharles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.
May 4th, 1904 (May 04 1904)BirthUmm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (died in 1975)
May 4th, 1903 (May 04 1903)BirthLuther Adler, American stage actor (died in 1984)
May 4th, 1903 (May 04 1903)DeathGoce Delchev, a revolutionary from the Balkansleader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (born in 1872)
May 4th, 1901 (May 04 1901)DeathJohn Jones Ross, Canadian politician (born in 1831)
May 4th, 1889 (May 04 1889)BirthFrancis Cardinal Spellman, American religious leader (died in 1967)
May 4th, 1886 (May 04 1886)EventHaymarket 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 4th, 1880 (May 04 1880)DeathEdward Clark, Governor of Texas (born in 1815)
May 4th, 1873 (May 04 1873)BirthJoe De Grasse, Canadian film director (died in 1940)
May 4th, 1871 (May 04 1871)EventThe National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
May 4th, 1870 (May 04 1870)BirthAlexandre Benois, Russian artist (died in 1960)
May 4th, 1869 (May 04 1869)EventThe Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
May 4th, 1864 (May 04 1864)BirthMarie Booth, the third daughter of William and Catherine Booth (died in 1937)William Booth Quotes
May 4th, 1863 (May 04 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with a Union retreat.
May 4th, 1859 (May 04 1859)EventThe Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England. Devo Quotes
May 4th, 1859 (May 04 1859)DeathJoseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (born in 1771)
May 4th, 1858 (May 04 1858)DeathAime Bonpland, French explorer and botanist (born in 1773)
May 4th, 1855 (May 04 1855)EventAmerican adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
May 4th, 1852 (May 04 1852)BirthAlice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland (died in 1934)
May 4th, 1849 (May 04 1849)DeathHokusai, Japanese artist (born in 1760)
May 4th, 1827 (May 04 1827)BirthJohn Hanning Speke, British explorer (died in 1864)
May 4th, 1826 (May 04 1826)BirthFrederic Edwin Church, American painter (died in 1900)
May 4th, 1825 (May 04 1825)BirthThomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (died in 1895)Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes
May 4th, 1825 (May 04 1825)BirthAugustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (died in 1908)
May 4th, 1824 (May 04 1824)DeathJoseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (born in 1754)Joseph Joubert Quotes
May 4th, 1822 (May 04 1822)BirthCharles Boucher de Boucherville, Quebec politician (died in 1915)
May 4th, 1820 (May 04 1820)BirthJulia Tyler, First Lady of the United States (died in 1889)
May 4th, 1814 (May 04 1814)EventEmperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
May 4th, 1814 (May 04 1814)EventKing Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
May 4th, 1811 (May 04 1811)DeathNikolay Kamensky, Russian general (born in 1776)
May 4th, 1799 (May 04 1799)EventFourth 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 4th, 1799 (May 04 1799)DeathTipu Sultan, Indian military leader (born in 1750)
May 4th, 1796 (May 04 1796)BirthHorace Mann, American educator (died in 1859)Horace Mann Quotes
May 4th, 1796 (May 04 1796)BirthWilliam H. Prescott, American historian (died in 1859)
May 4th, 1790 (May 04 1790)DeathMatthew Tilghman, American delegate to the Continental Congress (born in 1718)
May 4th, 1781 (May 04 1781)BirthKarl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (died in 1832)Karl Kraus Quotes
May 4th, 1776 (May 04 1776)DeathJacques Saly, French sculptor (born in 1717)
May 4th, 1774 (May 04 1774)DeathAnthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (born in 1714)
May 4th, 1772 (May 04 1772)BirthFriedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (died in 1823)
May 4th, 1767 (May 04 1767)BirthTyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (died in 1847)
May 4th, 1752 (May 04 1752)BirthJohn Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1825)
May 4th, 1737 (May 04 1737)DeathEustace Budgell, English writer (born in 1686)
May 4th, 1734 (May 04 1734)DeathJames Thornhill, English painter
May 4th, 1733 (May 04 1733)BirthJean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (died in 1799)
May 4th, 1729 (May 04 1729)DeathLouis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (born in 1651)
May 4th, 1715 (May 04 1715)BirthRichard Graves, English writer (died in 1804)
May 4th, 1686 (May 04 1686)EventMunicipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
May 4th, 1684 (May 04 1684)DeathJohn Nevison, English highwayman (born in 1639)
May 4th, 1677 (May 04 1677)DeathIsaac Barrow, English mathematician (born in 1630)
May 4th, 1675 (May 04 1675)EventKing Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
May 4th, 1655 (May 04 1655)BirthBartolomeo Cristofori, Italian maker of musical instruments (died in 1731)
May 4th, 1654 (May 04 1654)BirthKangxi Emperor of China (died in 1722)
May 4th, 1626 (May 04 1626)EventDutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
May 4th, 1626 (May 04 1626)DeathArthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells, English bishop and Bible translator (born in 1569)
May 4th, 1615 (May 04 1615)DeathAdriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (born in 1561)
May 4th, 1566 (May 04 1566)DeathLuca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (born in 1490)
May 4th, 1519 (May 04 1519)DeathLorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino (born in 1492)
May 4th, 1506 (May 04 1506)DeathHusayn Bayqarah, ruler of Herat (born in 1438)
May 4th, 1494 (May 04 1494)EventChristopher Columbus lands in Jamaica.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 4th, 1493 (May 04 1493)EventPope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.Alexander Pope Quotes
May 4th, 1471 (May 04 1471)EventWars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales.
May 4th, 1471 (May 04 1471)DeathEdward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (killed in battle) (born in 1453)
May 4th, 1471 (May 04 1471)DeathEdmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
May 4th, 1436 (May 04 1436)DeathEngelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman (born in 1390s)
May 4th, 1415 (May 04 1415)EventReligious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
May 4th, 1256 (May 04 1256)EventThe Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.Alexander Pope Quotes
May 4th, 1008 (May 04 1008)BirthKhajeh Abdollah Ansari, The Persian Sufi (died in 1088)
May 4th, 1008 (May 04 1008)BirthKing Henry I of France (died in 1060)

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