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May 4


1494   Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica.

1904   Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.

1959   The first Grammy Awards are announced.

1979   Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Famous Birthdays:

1654   Kangxi (Emperor of China)

1928   Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian president)

1929   Audrey Hepburn (Actress)

1956   Pia Zadora (Actress)

1959   Randy Travis (Country music singer)

1979   Lance Bass (Singer Nsync)

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