Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Today in History: Wednesday, May 04, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine.
Audio LinkAn eyewitness account
Audio LinkWhite House spokesman Ron Zeigler
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On this date in:
1626Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.
1886A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.
1927The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1961A group of Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals.
1980Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died at age 87.
1994Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed an accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.
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2000Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.
2006A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
2007Paris Hilton was sentenced to jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. (The hotel heiress served 23 days behind bars.)
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Richard Jenkins turns 69 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
Hosni MubarakFormer president of Egypt88
Roberta PetersOpera singer86
Ron CarterJazz bassist79
Dick DaleRock musician79
George F. WillColumnist75
Jackie JacksonSinger65
Pia ZadoraSinger, actress64
Oleta AdamsR&B singer63
Randy TravisCountry singer57
Mary McDonoughActress ("The Waltons")55
Ana GasteyerComedian ("Saturday Night Live")49
Will ArnettActor46
Mike DirntRock musician (Green Day)44
Kimora Lee SimmonsTV personality, fashion designer41
Erin AndrewsSports reporter38
Alexander GouldActor ("Weeds," "Finding Nemo")22
Singer Lance Bass ('N Sync) turns 37 years old today.
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