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 This day in History - May 4
365 Historic Events for May 4
1763

Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer

Birth
1769

Charles Hague, composer

Birth
1770

Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51

Death
1776

Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist

Birth
1776

Rhode Island declares independence from England

Event
1777

Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer

Birth
1780

Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby

Event
1780

American Academy of Arts and Science founded

Event
1783

Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus

Event
1796

Horace Mann, US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

Birth
1796

Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1864

Birth
1805

Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx

Event
1814

Bourbon reign restored in France

Event
1818

Netherlands and England sign treaty against illegal slave handling

Event
1820

Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of Pres John Tyler (1841-45)

Birth
1820

Joseph Whitaker, England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack

Birth
1825

Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist

Birth
1826

Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)

Birth
1832

Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Death
1834

Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean

Event
1835

Edmund Hart Turpin, composer

Birth
1839

The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio

Event
1843

Great-Britain annexes Natal

Event
1846

US state Michigan ends death penalty

Event
1846

Emile Gall‚, French glass/marble/ceramic artist (Gall‚ Glaze)

Birth