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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1471
    Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales.
  • 1626
    Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
  • 1904
    Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.
  • 1904
    The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1825
    Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
  • 1852
    Alice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland (d. 1934)
  • 1916
    Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1919
    Dory Funk, Professional wrestler (d. 1973)
  • 1946
    Gary Bauer conservative American politician, former presidential candidate
  • 1975
    Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
  • 1983
    Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress
  • 1984
    Kevin Slowey, American baseball player
  • 1990
    Matthias Cuntz, German footballer
  • 2009
    Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty

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