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Tuesday May 4, 2021

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2021 was the 124th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1493
    Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1814
    King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  • 1886
    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.
  • 1910
    The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1827
    John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)
  • 1907
    Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • 1914
    Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
  • 1933
    J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher
  • 1943
    Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
  • 1960
    Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • 1971
    Joe Borowski, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989
    Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer

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