On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1776

Historical Events

  • Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Friedrich Herbart, German philosopher and psychologist, born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1841)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Saly, French sculptor, dies at 58
1776 Highlights

About May 4, 1776

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus