On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), born in Ceres, California (d. 1947)
  • Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82