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  • U.S.
    Sunday May 04, 1919

    Anna May Wong

    The Red Lantern

    U.S.
    Sunday May 04, 1919

    Wong was working at Hollywood's Ville de Paris department store when Metro Pictures needed 300 female extras to appear in Alla Nazimova's film The Red Lantern (1919). Without her father's knowledge, a friend of his with movie connections helped her land an uncredited role as an extra carrying a lantern.




  • Vietnam
    Tuesday May 04, 1954

    First Indochina War

    The Last French offensive Took Place

    Vietnam
    Tuesday May 04, 1954

    With French supply lines interrupted, the French position became untenable, particularly when the advent of the monsoon season made dropping supplies and reinforcements by parachute difficult. With defeat imminent, the French sought to hold on until the opening of the Geneva peace meeting on April 26. The last French offensive took place on May 4, but it was ineffective. The Việt Minh then began to hammer the outpost with newly supplied Soviet Katyusha rockets and other weaponry provided by communist allies.




  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 04, 1958

    Warren Buffett

    Third Child

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 04, 1958

    In May 4, 1958, the Buffetts' third child, Peter Andrew, was born.




  • Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 04, 1970

    Richard Nixon

    Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four unarmed students (Protesters).

    Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 04, 1970

    Further protests erupted against what was perceived as an expansion of the conflict, and the unrest escalated to violence when Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four unarmed students on May 4.




  • London, England
    Friday May 04, 1979

    Margaret Thatcher

    The First Female British Prime Minister

    London, England
    Friday May 04, 1979

    The Labour government then faced fresh public unease about the direction of the country and a damaging series of strikes during the winter of 1978–79, dubbed the "Winter of Discontent". The Conservatives attacked the Labour government's unemployment record, using advertising with the slogan "Labour Isn't Working". A general election was called after the Callaghan ministry lost a motion of no confidence in early 1979. The Conservatives won a 44-seat majority in the House of Commons and Thatcher became the first female British prime minister.




  • Iran
    Friday May 04, 1979

    Iranian Revolution

    The establishement of The Revolutionary Guard

    Iran
    Friday May 04, 1979

    The Revolutionary Guard, or Pasdaran-e Enqelab, was established by Khomeini on 5 May 1979, as a counterweight both to the armed groups of the left, and to the Shah's military. The guard eventually grew into "a full-scale" military force,becoming "the strongest institution of the revolution."




  • Serbia
    Sunday May 04, 1980

    Kosovo War

    Tito's Death

    Serbia
    Sunday May 04, 1980

    Provincial power was still exercised by the Communist Party, but now devolved mainly to ethnic Albanian communists. Tito's death on 4 May 1980 ushered in a long period of political instability, worsened by growing economic crisis and nationalist unrest.


  • Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
    Sunday May 04, 1980

    Josip Broz Tito

    Death

    Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
    Sunday May 04, 1980

    Tito died at the Medical Centre of Ljubljana on 4 May 1980, three days short of his 88th birthday.


  • Falklands
    Tuesday May 04, 1982

    Falklands War

    The British lost the Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield to fire following an Exocet missile strike

    Falklands
    Tuesday May 04, 1982

    On 4 May, two days after the sinking of General Belgrano, the British lost the Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield to fire following an Exocet missile strike from the Argentine 2nd Naval Air Fighter/Attack Squadron.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    100,000 Students marched on the Streets of Beijing

    Beijing, China
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    While some 100,000 students marched on the streets of Beijing on 4 May to commemorate the May Fourth Movement and repeat demands from earlier marches, many students were satisfied with the government's concessions. On 4 May, all Beijing universities except PKU and BNU announced the end of the class boycott. Subsequently, the majority of students began to lose interest in the movement.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Jermaine Robinson

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    Jermaine Robinson, 15, was indicted on multiple counts of robbery and assault in the attacks on Lewis and John Loughlin, another jogger near the reservoir. In a plea deal, he pleaded guilty on October 5, 1989, to the robbery of Loughlin and was sentenced to a year in a juvenile facility.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Michael Briscoe

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 04, 1989

    Michael Briscoe, 17, was initially arrested for the rape of the female jogger, but his indictment was for riot and assault related to the attack of David Lewis, one of the four male joggers near the reservoir. In a plea deal arranged in June 1990, he pleaded guilty to assault and was immediately sentenced to a year in prison, with credit for time served.


  • Latvia
    Friday May 04, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    The Restoration of independence

    Latvia
    Friday May 04, 1990

    Latvia declared the restoration of independence on May 4, 1990, with the declaration stipulating a transitional period to complete independence.


  • U.S.
    Friday May 04, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Mummy Returns

    U.S.
    Friday May 04, 2001

    Johnson began his theatrical career in The Mummy Returns (2001).


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 04, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Infections dropping in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 04, 2003

    On May 4, the newly infected number of people in Hong Kong dropped to a single digit.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Friday May 04, 2012

    Nokia

    Ollila Stepped down as Chairman

    Espoo, Finland
    Friday May 04, 2012

    Ollila stepped down as chairman on 4 May 2012 and was replaced by Risto Siilasmaa.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Saturday May 04, 2019

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Banning All Mining of Uranium In The Country

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Saturday May 04, 2019

    On May 4 he ordered that all mining of uranium in the country will be banned.


  • United States
    Monday May 04, 2020

    Elon Musk

    Another Son

    United States
    Monday May 04, 2020

    On 8 January 2020, Grimes announced that she was pregnant with her first child with Musk. On 4 May 2020, Grimes gave birth to a son named X Æ A-Xii, where his first name is X and Æ is pronounced Ash.


  • North America
    Monday May 04, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    North America state on May 4

    North America
    Monday May 04, 2020

    Canada reported 60,616 cases and 3,842 deaths on 4 May, while Mexico reported 23,471 cases and 2,154 deaths. The Dominican Republic and Cuba are the only Caribbean countries reporting more than 1,000 cases (7,954 and 1,649, respectively), while Panama and Honduras lead Central America with 7,197 and 1,055 cases, respectively.


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