Today in History, English
Today in History, English

51601May.04Death2013 – César Portillo de la Luz, Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
51602May.04Death2014 – Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (b. 1924)
51603May.04Death2014 – Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)
51604May.04Death2014 – Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
51605May.04Death2014 – Helga Königsdorf, German physicist and author (b. 1938)
51606May.04Death2014 – Ross Lonsberry, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)
51607May.04Death2014 – Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)
51608May.04Death2014 – Tatiana Samoilova, Russian actress (b. 1934)
51609May.04Death2015 – William Bast, American screenwriter and author (b. 1931)
51610May.04Death2015 – Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)
51611May.04Death2015 – Marv Hubbard, American football player (b. 1946)
51612May.04Death2015 – Andrew Lewis, Guyanese boxer (b. 1970)
51613May.04Death2015 – Joshua Ozersky, American historian, journalist, and critic (b. 1967)
51614May.04Holiday and observanceAnti-Bullying Day (United Nations)
51615May.04Holiday and observanceBird Day (United States)
51616May.04Holiday and observanceCassinga Day (Namibia)
51617May.04Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Ceferino Giménez MallaEnglish Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era (Church of England)F. C. D. Wyneken (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod)FlorianGotthard of HildesheimJudas CyriacusSaint MonicaSacerdos of LimogesVenerius of M
51618May.04Holiday and observanceDay of the adoption of the Declaration of independence (Latvia)
51619May.04Holiday and observanceDeath of Milan Rastislav Štefánik Day (Slovakia)
51620May.04Holiday and observanceGreenery Day (Japan)
51621May.04Holiday and observanceInternational Firefighters' Day
51622May.04Holiday and observanceMay Fourth Movement commemorations:Literary Day (Republic of China)Youth Day (China)
51623May.04Holiday and observanceRemembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled (Afghanistan)
51624May.04Holiday and observanceRemembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)
51625May.04Holiday and observanceStar Wars Day
51626May.04Holiday and observanceYouth Day (Fiji)
51627May.05Event553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
51628May.05Event1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
51629May.05Event1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
51630May.05Event1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.

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