On May 4, 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to hold the post of Prime Minister of Great Britain and years later, in 2018, the Mexican plastic artist Karla de Lara received the International Prize “Raffaello”, one of the most important in Italy. You want to know more?
Find out about what others events occurred during the one hundred twenty-fourth day in the Gregorian calendar; a day that has been marked by important ephemeris that cannot go unnoticed so much in Mexico as in the world.
What is celebrated on May 4
– World Day of Asthma
– Day Firefighters International, this anniversary was established on January 4, 1999, after five firefighters died during a forest fire in Australia. In addition, on May 4, he also linked up with San Florián, the patron saint of firefighters.
– Day of Star Wars; this date was chosen for a play on words in English “May the 4th” that seems “May the Force be with you”, that is to say, the iconic phrase of the saga “may the Force be with you”.
– Afghanistan: Remembrance Day in honor of the martyrs and the disabled.
– China: National Youth Day, enacted in 1949 to commemorate the May 4 Movement, a nationalist student demonstration in 1919 against Japanese and Westerners.
–Japón: Kokumin no Kyûjitsu (National rest).
– Latvia: Independence Day.
Ephemeris of May 4
1780.- United States President John Adams founded the Academy of Arts and Sciences of America, through which personalities such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others, have passed.
1858.- Benito Juárez establishes the Constitutional Government in Veracruz, during the Three-Year War or the Reform.
1904.- Mexican President Porfirio Díaz reforms the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States with the aim of increasing the presidential term from four to six years.
1976.- The newspaper is founded in Madrid The country, one of the most read.
1979.- In the UK, Margaret Thatcher is elected Head of Government. She is the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain, for the Conservative Party.
#OTD 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female Prime Minister. By 1979, she had been an MP for 20 years and had served as the leader of the Conservative Party since 1975. From our collections, a photo from the 1979 General Election Press Conference. #TowerEquality pic.twitter.com/R8He2YM6r9
— Parliament Archives (@UKParlArchives) May 4, 2019
2005.- Mexican legislators approve the integration of Mexico into the Declaration of the Rome Statute, which establishes that the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, may try Mexican citizens who have committed crimes against humanity.
2006.- The Gates Foundation, from the entrepreneur Bill Gates, a pioneer of the Microsoft company, is awarded the 2006 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation for philanthropic work in support of diseases such as AIDS, malaria, cancer and tuberculosis, especially in Africa.
2010.- With the ADN From the bones of an extinct Siberian mammoth, a group of scientists successfully recreates the animal’s blood.
2018.- The Mexican plastic artist Karla de Lara receives the International “Raffaello” Award in Bologna, one of the most important awarded in Italy.
Who was born on May 4
1655.- Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian inventor who in 1695 built the first piano, which he called “Forte-Piano”.
1757.- Manuel Vicente Agustín Tolsá y Sarrión, renowned Spanish architect, engineer and sculptor, who lived and developed his activity in New Spain from 1791, where he worked, until his death, as Director of Sculpture at the Academia de San Carlos.
1904.- Agustín Yáñez, narrator and politician, prominent writer of the genre of the novel of the Mexican Revolution, who was Secretary of Public Education in the years 1964-1970. He received the National Literature Award in 1973.
1938.- Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer and creator of works such as Save days, Scenes of modesty and lightness Y The rituals of chaos. Throughout his prolific career he received countless awards.
Who died on May 4
1937.- Noel de Medeiro Rosas, singer-songwriter and musician who revolutionized samba, Brazilian popular music.
2017.- Benjamin Escobar George, Mexican musician who was known for being a bohemian Tlaxcala musician.
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