THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/05


This Day in History 04/05

MAY 4TH


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1715 – French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris



1776 – Rhode Island declares independence from Britain



1780 – American Academy of Arts & Science founded



1896 – 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)



1910 – Tel Aviv founded



1925 – League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage



1953 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea



1959 – 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win



1979 – Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom



1994 – Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II



2013 – 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria





FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1796 – Horace Mann, US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools



1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, Egyptian president (1981-2011)


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1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993)


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1972 – Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)


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1981 – Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer



1982 – Rasheeda,American hiphop singer



1983 – Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress





1987 – Cesc Fabregas, Spanish footballer



FAMOUS DEATHS



1975 – Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77


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2012 – MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

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