On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 4, 2020!

MAY 4, 2020

Today is:

Anti-Bullying Day

International Firefighters Day

International Respect for Chickens Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Orange Juice Day

National Weather Observers Day

Star Wars Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HORACE MANN (1796-1859) — American politician and reformer.  Known for his early proponent for public education in the US.
JULIA GARDINER TYLER (1820-1889) — Second wife of John Tyler and the 11th First Lady of the United States
AUDREY HEPBURN  (1929-1993) — British actress and humanitarian. (Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady)
RANDY TRAVIS (1959) — American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.
ERIN ANDREWS (1978) — American sportscaster & TV personality
RORY McILROY  (1989) — Northern Irish professional golfer.  Currently ranked #1 in the world.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1626 – Dutch explorer, aboard the See Meeuw, lands in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island).
1776 Rhode Island is the first colony to renounce allegiance to, and declare independence from, King George III of England.
1886 The Haymarket Affair — A bomb is thrown at police trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago and police fire into the crowd. At least 8 are killed as a result of the violence.
1904 – The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.  It will be completed 10 years later.
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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