On This Day in History for May 4 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 144 of 144

  • 1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 1970 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
  • 1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
  • 1972 "The Don't Make A Wave Committee," a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to the "Greenpeace Foundation"
  • 1973 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
  • 1973 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
  • 1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
  • 1975 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane" premieres in NYC
  • 1978 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany

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1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1979 NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
  • 1981 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • 1981 Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
  • 1981 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
  • 1982 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • 1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
  • 1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
  • 1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1989 Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
  • 1989 NASA launches Magellan mission to Venus from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • 1989 US space shuttle STS-30 launched

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1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1990 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
  • 1990 Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
  • 1991 Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
  • 1991 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease

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1991 US President George H. W. Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1996 Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1998 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London
  • 2001 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2007 Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado
  • 2007 The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever
  • 2012 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
  • 2013 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 2013 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas

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2013 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • 2013 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria
  • 2013 Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title
  • 2014 Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama
  • 2015 Stuart Bingham wins the 2015 World Snooker Championship
  • 2016 John Kasich bows out of the race for US Republican Presidential nominee

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