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Saturday May 4, 2019

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2019 is the 124th day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1256
    The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1686
    The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
  • 1814
    King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with a Union retreat.
  • 1912
    Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
  • 1982
    Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1008
    Khajeh Abdollah Ansari, The Persian Sufi (d. 1088)
  • 1649
    Maharaja Chhatrasal (d. 1731)
  • 1890
    Franklin Carmichael, Canadian artist, a founder of the Group of Seven (d. 1945)
  • 1923
    Godfrey Quigley, British actor (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (d. 1993)
  • 1930
    Roberta Peters, American soprano
  • 1971
    Rudresh Mahanthappa, Indian-American jazz alto saxophonist and composer
  • 1983
    Jesse Moss, Canadian actor
  • 1990
    Matthias Cuntz, German footballer

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