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What Happened on May 4, 1796

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHorace Mann

Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • Joseph Pannell Taylor, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1864)
  • William H. Prescott, American historian, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1859)
1796 Highlights

About May 4, 1796

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus