On This Day

Historical Events on May 4 (Part 2)

  • 2016 Ohio Governor John Kasich bows out of the race for US Republican Presidential nominee
  • 2018 LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle
  • 2018 California overtakes Great Britain to become the worlds fifth largest economy

Sports History

2019 Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies a trio of middleweight world titles in a close, unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV

  • 2019 145th Kentucky Derby: stewards disqualify first-across-the-line Maximum Security for interference; longshot Country House declared winner; first DQ in race history for race infraction
  • 2020 Countries in Europe begin cautious reopening after COVID-19 lockdown, Italy restarts construction and takeaways, Germany reopens schools
  • 2020 World leaders pledge $8 billion to research treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, with the US and Russia not taking part
  • 2020 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases

Historic Event

2021 US President Joe Biden announces new goal of 160 million people, nearly of 70% of adults, vaccinated by July 4

  • 2021 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament
  • 2021 Malian woman Halima Cisse gives birth to nonuplets (nine babies) in Morocco, in only third known case worldwide
  • 2021 Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes an historic apology to the Mayan people for abuses against them in the five centuries since the Spanish conquest [1]