Monday, February 26, 2024 (Week 09)

May 4 in History

What happened on May 4 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 4 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 4 in history.

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1970
Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.
1961
13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.
1942
The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.
1942
The United States begins food rationing.
1930
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
1927
A balloon soars over 40,000 feet for the first time.
1864
Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s forces cross the Rapidan River and meet Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army.
1863
The Battle of Chancellorsville ends when Union Army retreats.
1814
Napoleon Bonaparte disembarks at Portoferraio on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.
1795
Thousands of rioters enter jails in Lyons, France, and massacre 99 Jacobin prisoners.
1776
Rhode Island declares independence from England.
1715
A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella.
1626
American Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.
1471
In England, the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury.