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May 04th Today's Highlights in History

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Tuesday, May 04th
The 124th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others. (Go to article.)

On May 4, 1874, Frank Conrad, the American electrical engineer whose innovations led to the establishment of the first radio station, was born. Following his death on Dec. 11, 1941, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On May 4, 1878, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Congress. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1626    Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.

1886    A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.

1927    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

1961    A group of Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals.

1980    Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died at age 87.

1989    Fired White House aide Oliver North was convicted of shredding documents and two other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. (The convictions were overturned on appeal.)

1994    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed an accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.

1998    Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.

2000    Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.

2006    A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

2007    Paris Hilton was sentenced to jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. (The hotel heiress served 23 days behind bars.)

Current Birthdays

Will Arnett turns 40 years old today.

AP Photo/Dan Steinberg Actor Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") turns 40 years old today.

82    Hosni Mubarak
President of Egypt

80    Roberta Peters
Opera singer

73    Ron Carter
Jazz bassist

73    Dick Dale
Rock musician

69    George F. Will

68    Nick Ashford
Singer, songwriter (Ashford and Simpson)

63    Richard Jenkins
Actor ("The Visitor")

59    Jackie Jackson

57    Oleta Adams
R&B singer

49    Mary McDonough
Actress ("The Waltons")

43    Ana Gasteyer
Comedian ("Saturday Night Live")

38    Mike Dirnt
Rock musician (Green Day)

35    Kimora Lee Simmons
TV personality, fashion designer

31    Lance Bass
Singer ('N Sync)

16    Alexander Gould
Actor ("Weeds," "Finding Nemo")

Historic Birthdays

Frank Conrad

5/4/1874 - 12/11/1941
American engineer; helped establish the first commercial radio station
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75    Bartolomeo Cristofori
5/4/1655 - 1/27/1731
Italian harpsichord maker; credited with the invention of the piano

63    Horace Mann
5/4/1796 - 8/2/1859
American educator and philanthropist

73    Sir William Cooke
5/4/1806 - 6/25/1879
English inventor; helped develop electric telegraphy

69    Julia Tyler
5/4/1820 - 7/10/1889
American wife of President John Tyler

70    T. H. Huxley
5/4/1825 - 6/29/1895
English biologist and educator

64    A. Mitchell Palmer
5/4/1872 - 5/11/1936
American attorney general (1919-21); helped touch off the "Red Scare" of 1919-20

71    Fritz von Opel
5/4/1899 - 4/8/1971
German automotive industrialist

88    Lincoln Kirstein
5/4/1907 - 1/5/1996
American dance impresario; director of the New York City Ballet (1948-89)

80    Emmanuel Robles
5/4/1914 - 2/22/1995
Algerian-French novelist and playwright

63    Audrey Hepburn
5/4/1929 - 1/20/1993
Belgian-born motion-picture and stage actress

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