Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 4

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This is a list of selected May 4 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Greenery Day in Japan refimprove, stub
Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands; unreferenced section
1436 – Swedish rebel and later national hero Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was assassinated in the midst of his rebellion against Eric of Pomerania. refimprove
1471Wars of the Roses: Yorkist Edward IV defeated a Lancastrian army in the Battle of Tewkesbury. unreferenced section
1626 – Having been appointed the new Director-General of New Netherland, Peter Minuit arrived in Manhattan. refimprove section
1814Ferdinand VII abolished the Spanish Constitution of 1812, returning Spain to absolutism. refimprove
1910 – The Royal Canadian Navy was created as the Naval Service of Canada. refimprove section
1919 – The May Fourth Movement began in China with large-scale student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Peking, against the Paris Peace Conference and Japan's Twenty-One Demands. unreferenced section
1945Second World War: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery accepted the unconditional surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, northwest Germany, and Denmark. refimprove section
1949 – A plane carrying almost the entire Torino A.C. football team crashed into the hill of Superga near Turin, Italy, killing all 31 aboard including 18 players, club officials, and the journalists accompanying them. refimprove
1959 – The inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony was held, recognizing outstanding achievement in the American music industry. refimprove section
1970 – The Ohio National Guard opened fire at Kent State University students protesting the United States invasion of Cambodia, killing four and injuring nine. refimprove section
1996José María Aznar was elected Prime Minister of Spain, ending 13 years of Socialist rule. refimprove



May 4: Star Wars Day

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

Richard Graves (b. 1715) · Audrey Hepburn (b. 1929) · Lillian Estelle Fisher (d. 1988)

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