May 04 in History – What happened on 04 May in Past

04 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 04, the day number in a year is 124 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 125. May 04 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 04 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1436Swedish rebel and later national hero Engelbrekt Engelbrekt Son Was assassinated in the midst of the Engelbrekt rebellion.
1493Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull Inter caetera, establishing a line of demarcation dividing the New World between Spainand Portugal.
1493Pope Alexander VI divided the continent of America between Portugal and Spain Pope Alexander VI divided the continent of America between the two countries Portugal and Spain.
1715The first umbrella opened and closed in Paris.
1776The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations became the first of England's Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance tothe British Crown.
1776Rhode Island declared independence from Britain.
1780American Academy of Arts and Sciences was established. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (abbreviation: AAAS) is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States.
1799Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, was killed by the British at the age of 48 by deception in Srirangapatna, Karnataka.
1814Ferdinand VII abolished the Spanish Constitution of 1812,returning Spain to absolutism.
1836The Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternalorganization, was founded in New York City.
1836The Ancient Order of Hibernian, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization, was founded in New York City.
1854The first postage stamp in India was introduced on 1 July 1852 in Sindh district. But it was first officially implemented on 4 May 1854 in India.
1886An unknown assailant threw a bomb into a crowd of police, turning a peaceful labor rally in Chicago into the Haymarket massacre, which resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and many by standers.
1888Italy and Spain signed military treaties.
1896The first edition of the Daily Mail newspaper was published in London.
1904United States Army engineers began work on the Panama Canal.
1924The fifty-eight Olympic Games began in Paris, the capital of France.
1941Konrad Zeus presented the Z3, the world's first working program, a fully automated computer, in Berlin.
1942World War II-The Imperial Japanese Navy engaged Allied navalforces at the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other.
1945German Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery signed the terms of unconditional surrender of the German forces in Netherland, Norway and Denmark on May 4, 1945 which preceded the end of World War II in Europe.
1945Second World War: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery accepted the unconditional surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, northwest Germany, and Denmark.
1959Event of the First annual Grammy awards was held on May 4, 1959 in Los Angeles and New York to honor reputed musical personalities for their performance in 1958.
1959The inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony was held, recognizing outstanding achievement in the American music industry.
1961Civil right activist of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organized first Freedom Ride of interstates buses into the segregated southern United States on May 4, 1961 to challenge local laws and customs that enforced segregation in seating.
1967Unmanned US spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 4, a part of Lunar Orbit Program, was launched on May 4, 1967 to accumulate detailed photographic survey of lunar surface featured in order to increase the scientific knowledge of their nature, origin and processes.
1970The Ohio National Guard opened fire at Kent State University Students protesting the United States invasion of Cambodia, killing fourand injuring nine.
1974An all-female Japanese team reached the summit of Manaslu in the Himalayas, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
1974Expo \ 74 World Fair Spokane inaugurated in Washington.
1978Communist activist Henri Curiel was killed in Paris.
1979Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, following the defeat of James Callaghan's incumbent Labour government in the previous day's general election.
1979Margaret Thracher became Britain's first female Prime Minister, the first and only female Prime Minister of Britain so far.
1982Falklands War-HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet missile,killing 20 sailors and leading to its sinking six days later—the firstRoyal Navy ship sunk in action since World War II.
1983China conducted its first nuclear test. According to a leaked document in 1995, there were over 200 nuclear weapons across China. The second phase of Second Artillery started in the wake of high-capacity nuclear missiles which lasted from 1999 to 2009.
1987America's first bank was listed under the name National Historic Landmark.
1990The Declaration ‘On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia’ was adopted on May 4, 1990 by the Supreme council of the Republic of Latvia. 4th May is celebrated as public holiday in Latvia for restoration of Independence Day from Soviet Union.
1990The Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR declared the restorationof independence of Latvia, stating that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pactand the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 were illegal.
2000Ken Livingstone took office as the first Mayor of London.
200054 people died in an earthquake in the city of Banggai, Indonesia.
2003Anna Guevera of Mexico took the world record in the 300 meter race of Grandpri meter with a time of 35.30 seconds.
2007Hazardous EF-5 Tornado outbreak almost completely destroyed the city of Greensburg in Kiowa country on May 4, 2007. It was the strongest tornado out of several other tornados that occurred on the same night across Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and South Dakota.
2008Eminent Tabla player Pandit Kishan Maharaj was died on May 4, 2008 in Varanasi at the age of 84. He was honored with prestigious Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan award for his valuable contribution in Indian classical music.
2008Noted Indian tabla player Pandit Kishan Maharaj died. Kishan Maharaj was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2002.
20135 US soldiers were killed in a bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
2014Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez won the Presidential election of Panama on May 4, 2014 with 39% of the votes against ruling party. He also served the country as Vice President from 2009 to 2014 and as Minister of Foreign Relations from 2009 to 2011.
2014Juan Carlos Varela was elected President of Panama.
2015Stuart Bingham won the 2015 World Snooker Championship.

Famous Birthdays of May 04:

YearName / Profession / Country
1911Pritilata Waddedar / Activist / India
1909Miklós Radnóti / Poet / Hungary
1996Isaac Heeney / Footballer / Australia
1963James LaBrie / Singer / Canada
1864Nellie Bly / Author / United States of America
1982Randall Gay / Footballer / United States of America
1929Audrey Hepburn / Artist / Belgium
1972James Cracknell / Rower / United Kingdom
1943Ignacio Ramonet / Author / Spain
1972Žigmund Pálffy / Ice Hockey Player / Slovakia
1988Mervyn Westfield / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1921Arthur Leonard Schawlow / Academic / United States of America
1935Robert Rehme / Producer / United States of America
1985Terrence Wheatley / Footballer / United States of America
1903James Beard / Author / United States of America
1542Thomas Cecil / Politician / United Kingdom
1936Sandy Baron / Actor / United States of America
1985Emanuele Giaccherini / Footballer / Italy
1957Peter Howitt / Actor / United Kingdom
1940Michael Lindsay-Hogg / Producer / United States of America
1957Richard E. Grant / Actor / United Kingdom
1972Mikael Renberg / Ice Hockey Player / Sweden
1983Mabel Gay / Triple Jumper / Cuba
1978Morgan Pehme / Producer / United States of America
1953Tinnu Anand / Actor / India
1969Pieter Muller / Rugby Player / South Africa
1869Fabián de la Rosa / Educator / Philippines
1999Nathan Chen / Skater / United States of America
1957Aad van Mil / Water Polo Player / Netherlands
1980Yossi Benayoun / Footballer / Israel

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