May 04, 2016
Today is 125th day of the year
242 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1825 - "Thomas Huxley, English naturalist"
  • 1882 - "Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragette"
  • 1923 - "Eric Sykes, English comedian"
  • 1936 - "Audrey Hepburn, Dutch born film actress"
  • 1952 - "Michael Barrymore, Television entertainer"
  • 1954 - "Liz Robertson, Actress/singer"
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events today

  • 1896 - The first issue of the 'Daily Mail' newspaper was published
  • 1904 - "Work began on the Panama Canal, Central America"
  • 1907 - "Large numbers of immigrants were entering the USA (up to 5,000 per day)"
  • 1926 - The General Strike began; it didn't end until the 12th May
  • 1953 - The Duke of Edinburgh gained his pilot's 'wings'
  • 1979 - Margaret Thatcher became first woman Prime Minister of Britain
  • 1982 - "HMS Sheffield, in the Falkland conflict, was struck and destroyed by a missile"
  • 1990 - Latvia declared its independence from the Soviet Union
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