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On This Day: May 04th

This is 124th day of the year and 241 days remain in the year.

in history
1626
Peter Minuit landed in Manhattan, which he later bought for $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.
1886
The Haymarket Square riot broke out as a result of a labor demonstration.
1932
Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion.
1959
The first Grammy Awards were held.
1961
Civil rights activists, called "freedom riders," left Washington, DC for New Orleans.
1970
Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
1998
The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years for his series of bombings that killed three and injured 23.
May 04 BirthdaysAudrey Hepburn1929–1993, actress, born in Brussels, Belgium.
Horace Manneducator
Frederick Churchartist
Hosni Mubarakpresident of Egypt
Thomas Henry Huxleybiologist



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