May 4, 2024 is the 125th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
May 4 Historical Event(s)
Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
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.
American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
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.
World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
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 at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.
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 United States’ invasion of Cambodia.
Iran-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.
Who were born on May 4?
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
Richard Proenneke, American naturalist (d. 2003)
Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery (d. 2006)
Mick Mars, American guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria
Sergio Basañez, Mexican actor
Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver
Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer
Hector King, Mexican singer-songwriter
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