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Saturday May 4, 2019

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2019 was the 124th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1436
    Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
  • 1855
    American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
  • 1904
    The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
  • 1910
    The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
  • 1912
    Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
  • 1945
    World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
  • 1953
    Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States’ invasion of Cambodia.
  • 1974
    An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
  • 2000
    Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1008
    Khajeh Abdollah Ansari, The Persian Sufi (d. 1088)
  • 1916
    Richard Proenneke, American naturalist (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Stella Parton, American country music singer
  • 1956
    Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980
    Franziska Weisz, Austrian actress
  • 1985
    Anthony Fedorov, American singer
  • 1988
    Georgios Ioannidis, Greek footballer
  • 1992
    Courtney Jines, American actress

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