Friday, May 4, 2007

On May 4, ....

... 1979, Tory leader Margaret Thatcher (left) was sworn in as the prime minister of Britain, a post she would hold until 1990. According to the No. 10 Downing Street website, she was Britain's "longest serving Prime Minister for more than 150 years and was the first woman ever to take the role."
...1970, at Kent State University, National Guard troops opened fire upon a protest against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. The 4 dead in Ohio -- as the 19- and 20-year-old victims came to be known in a song -- included 2 women, Allison Krause and Sandra Scheuer, and 2 men, Jeffrey Miller and William Schroeder.
... 1493, Pope Alexander VI issued a bull, or letter, dividing the New World, as the Europeans called it, and allotting 1 parcel each to Spain and Portugal.

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