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Wednesday May 4, 2022

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2022 is the 124th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
  • 1859
    The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
  • 1959
    The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
  • 1979
    Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 2002
    An EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff killing more than 148 people.
  • 2007
    Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF-5 tornado.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1796
    William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • 1923
    Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1947
    Willem van Beusekom, Dutch broadcaster and Radio DJ (d. 2006)
  • 1961
    Jay Aston, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
  • 1969
    Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
  • 1972
    Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player
  • 1973
    Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • 1979
    Wes Butters, British broadcaster
  • 1983
    Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer

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