May 4th A Recap of Historical Moments Worth Remembering in USA

Manhattan Purchase 


In 1626, Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on the island of Manhattan.

Rhode Island Independence 


In 1776, Rhode Island became the first American colony to renounce allegiance to Great Britain. 

Lincoln Funeral Procession


In 1865, Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession began in Washington, D.C., following his assassination. 

May Fourth Movement 


In 1919, the May Fourth Movement began in China, a student-led protest against the Treaty of Versailles and foreign influence in China. 

Battle of  Coral Sea 


In 1942, the Battle of the Coral Sea began, a key naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  

Kent State Shooting 


In 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and injuring nine. 

Gaza-Jericho Peace Accord


In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat signed a peace accord, the Gaza-Jericho Agreement, in Cairo.

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