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 This day in History - May 4
365 Historic Events for May 4
1006

Abd-Allah Ansari, Persian mystic/poet (Monadjat)

Birth
1303

Flemings conquers Middelburg

Event
1471

Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha

Event
1493

Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal

Event
1494

Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica

Event
1540

Venice and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

Event
1572

Veere sides with Geuzen

Event
1594

Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62

Death
1604

Claudio Merulo, composer, dies at 71

Death
1605

Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82

Death
1611

Carlo Rainaldi, composer

Birth
1622

Juan de Vald‚s Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor

Birth
1626

Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands

Event
1626

Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons

Event
1631

Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/queen of England

Birth
1634

Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies

Event
1635

Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies)

Birth
1652

Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels

Event
1655

Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder

Birth
1715

French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)

Event
1728

Georg F H„ndels opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto," premieres in London

Event
1738

Josef Kohaut, composer

Birth
1744

Marianne von Martinez, composer

Birth
1747

Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel

Event
1752

Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71

Death