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Monday May 4, 2020

May 4: Day of the Week

May 4, 2020 is the 125th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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
  • 1675
    King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
  • 1776
    Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
  • 1859
    The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • 1910
    The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1767
    Tyāgarāja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • 1772
    Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
  • 1889
    Francis Cardinal Spellman, American religious leader (d. 1967)
  • 1923
    Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1939
    Amos Oz, Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist
  • 1943
    Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
  • 1954
    Pia Zadora, American actress
  • 1987
    Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1989
    Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player

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