Today is Wednesday, the 4th of May of 2022
May 4 is the 124th day of the year
241 days remain until the end of the year.
48 days until summer begins
The sun rose in at 6:10:06 am
and sunset will be at 8:04:02 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 53 minutes of daylight today
Solar noon will be at 1:07:04 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:39 am at 5.60 feet
The first low tide will be at 7:55 am at -0.42 feet
The next high tide at 3:22 pm at 4.27 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 7:42 pm at 3.23 feet
The Moon is 12.1% visible
It’s a Waxing Crescent
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 4 days on Sunday the 8th of May of 2022 at 5:21 pm
Bike to School Day
Great American Grump Out
International Firefighters' Day
International Respect for Chickens Day
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Kids Fitness Day
National Orange Juice Day
National School Nurse Day
National Weather Observers Day
Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day
Petite and Proud Day
Star Wars Day (‘May The Fourth Be With You’)
Today is also…
Cassinga Day in Namibia
Coal Miners Day in India
Dave Brubeck Day
Death of Milan Rastislav Štefánik Day in Slovakia
Greenery Day in Japan
International Firefighters' Day
Literary Day in Taiwan
Youth Day in China
Remembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled in Afghanistan
Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands
Restoration of Independence Day in Latvia
World Give Day
Youth Day in Fiji
On this day in history…
1776 – Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
1871 – The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886 – Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.
1904 – The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
1919 – May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
1946 – In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Five people are killed in the riot.
1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
1959 – The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
1961 – American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
1970 – Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.
1972 – The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building
1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1989 – Iran–Contra affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges; the convictions are later overturned on appeal.
1990 – Latvia declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1994 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1655 – Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the piano (d. 1731)
1796 – Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)
1889 – Francis Spellman, American cardinal (d. 1967)
1905 – Al Dexter, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
1928 – Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)
1928 – Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher
1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt (d. 2020)
1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)
1931 – Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator (d. 2018)
1937 – Ron Carter, American bassist and educator
1937 – Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)
1939 – Amos Oz, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2018)
1951 – Colin Bass, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1953 – Pia Zadora, American actress and singer
1958 – Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)
1959 – Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor