What are the important events that happened on May 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 4: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 4 is the 124th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 21, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,001,440 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosatetragon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 273 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,056 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 4 Historical Events
Assasination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
The Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay is fought in Japan.
The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF-5 tornado.
Who were born on May 4?
Horace Mann, American educator (d. 1859)
William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery (d. 2006)
Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (d. 1961)
Gary Bauer conservative American politician, former presidential candidate
Randy Travis, American musician
Rocco Siffredi, Italian porn actor
Rasheeda,American hiphop singer
Who died on May 4?
John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639)
James Thornhill, English painter
Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686)
Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1714)
Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
Eugenia Livanos, Greek socialite (b. 1927)
Sandra Scheuer – Kent State victim (b. 1949)
Diana Dors, British actress (b. 1931)
Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
Ernie Harwell, American baseball broadcaster (b. 1918)
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