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Births on this Day
  • 1777-05-04 - Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens: Composer
  • 1796-05-04 - Horace Mann: United States -- Educator / author / editor (pioneered public schools)
  • 1796-05-04 - Joseph Pannell Taylor: Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1864
  • 1820-05-04 - Joseph Whitaker: England, United Kingdom -- Publisher (founded Whitaker's Almanack)
  • 1820-05-04 - Julia Gardiner Tyler: 2nd Wife of President John Tyler (1841-45)
  • 1825-05-04 - Thomas Henry Huxley: Scientist / humanist / Darwinist
  • 1826-05-04 - Frederick Church: US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1996-05-04 - Jean Crepin: Soldier / industrialist, dies at 87
  • 1996-05-04 - Stanley William Reed: Cineaste, dies at 85
  • 1928-05-04 - Barry E Odell Pain: English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • 1929-05-04 - Henry Morton Dunham: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1938-05-04 - Carl von Ossietzky: German pacifist / writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
  • 1953-05-04 - Edward B B Shanks: British Poet / critic, dies at 60
  • 1953-05-04 - Thomas Tertius Noble: Composer, dies at 85
 

Events on this Day
  • 1652-05-04 - Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
  • 1715-05-04 - French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
  • 1747-05-04 - Willem IV appointed Viceroy of Overijssel
  • 1776-05-04 - Rhode Island declares independence from England
  • 1780-05-04 - American Academy of Arts and Science founded
  • 1780-05-04 - Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby
  • 1783-05-04 - Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
 

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