May 4 holidays in 2021

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Star Wars Day
- Weird
National Weather Observers Day
- Weird
National Renewal Day
- Weird
National Orange Juice Day
- Weird
National Candied Orange Peel Day
- Weird
National Foster Care Day
- Weird
National Teacher Appreciation Day
- Weird
Coronation Day
Thailand National Holiday

Historical Events on May 4

  • 1865: Union Major General E.R.S Canby accepts Confederate Lieutenant General Richard Taylor surrender at Citronelle, Alabama during the American Civil War.
  • 1869: In Japan, the Naval Battle of Hakodate is fought.
  • 1871: The 1st professional baseball league – the National Association – begins its first season in For Wayne in Indiana.
  • 1886: The Haymarket Affair occurs when a bomb is thrown at policemen at a labor rally in Chicago, Illinois. The police respond by firing into the crowd. Over 60 people are wounded and 8 people are killed during this incident.
  • 1904: Construction on the Panama Canal is begun by the U.S.
  • 1910: The Royal Canadian Navy is established on this day.
  • 1932: Gangster Al Capone begins his 11 year prison sentence for tax evasion in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1945: British forces liberate the Neuengamme Concentration Camp located near Hamburg, Germany during World War II.
  • 1945: All German Wehrmacht forces surrender in Denmark, the Netherlands and in Northwest Germany.
  • 1959: The First Annual Grammy Awards are held for the first time on this day.
  • 1961: The Freedom Riders begin a bus trip through the Southern United States.
  • 1970: 4 unarmed students are killed and another 9 are wounded when the Ohio National Guard open fire on students protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the U.S and South Vietnam.
  • 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister of the U.K. She’s the first female PM to be elected in Great Britain.

Famous Birthdays on May 4

  • American educator and “Father of American Public Education,” Horace Mann is born in 1796.
  • American historian and scholar, William H. Prescott is born in 1796.
  • American painter Frederic Edwin Church is born in 1826.
  • British actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn is born in 1929.
  • American astronaut Michael L. Gernhardt is born in 1956.
  • American painter Keith Haring is born in 1958.
  • American actress Ana Gasteyer is born in 1967.

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