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Monday May 4, 2020

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2020 was the 125th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.

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May 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1776
    Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
  • 1910
    The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
  • 1974
    An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
  • 1979
    Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1988
    The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2007
    Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF-5 tornado.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1767
    Tyāgarāja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • 1913
    Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1937
    Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
  • 1951
    Gérard Jugnot, French actor, film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1955
    Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • 1968
    Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • 1970
    Sergio Basañez, Mexican actor
  • 1979
    Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player
  • 1989
    Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player

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