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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 4?

  • 1796
    William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • 1916
    Richard Proenneke, American naturalist (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (d. 1993)
  • 1949
    Graham Swift, British author
  • 1958
    Delbert Fowler, American football player
  • 1969
    Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
  • 1973
    John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979
    Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1983
    Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress

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