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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)

  • 1626
    Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1859
    The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • 1949
    The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.
  • 1961
    American civil rights movement: The “Freedom Riders” begin a bus trip through the South.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
  • 2001
    The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2007
    Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF-5 tornado.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1752
    John Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1948
    Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1949
    Stella Parton, American country music singer
  • 1950
    Darryl Hunt, English musician (The Pogues)
  • 1951
    Mick Mars, American guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1956
    David Guterson, American author
  • 1959
    Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
  • 1969
    Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
  • 1971
    Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver
  • 1984
    Montell Owens, American football player

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