Today in History: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Elected President for the Third Time

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Elected President for the Third Time
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Elected President for the Third Time

May 4 is the 124st day of the year (125nd in leap years) according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left until the end of the year is 241.

Railways

  • May 4, 1886 Mersin-Tarsus part of Mersin-Tarsus-Adana line was opened with a ceremony. Regular flights started on 20 June I886 after the deficiencies were eliminated.

Events

  • 1814 - Napoleon I arrives in Portoferraio town of Elba Island and his exile begins.
  • 1865 - Three weeks after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, he was buried in Springfield, Illinois.
  • 1904 - Construction of the Panama Canal started by the USA.
  • 1912 - Italy occupied Rhodes.
  • 1919 - Student revolt in the Republic of China, advocating a boycott of foreign goods.
  • 1924 – The 1924 Summer Olympics started in Paris.
  • 1930 - Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
  • 1931 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was elected President for the third time.
  • 1932 - Al Capone is imprisoned in Atlanta for tax evasion.
  • 1949 – The law on Independence Courts was repealed.
  • 1953 – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel.
  • 1970 – In the USA, security forces intervened in Ohio Kent University students protesting the US invasion of Cambodia; killed four students and injured nine.
  • 1979 - Margaret Thatcher is inaugurated as British Prime Minister. Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister in British history.
  • 1994 – The Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel signed an agreement to grant autonomy to Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • 1997 – In the Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Şebnem Paker Listen The song was third.
  • 1997 – Two boats carrying 25 people who wanted to go to European countries from Iraq sank in the Aegean Sea. 17 people drowned, seven people disappeared.
  • 2002 – A passenger plane crashes in Nigeria just after takeoff: 148 people are killed.
  • 2009 – Bilge Village Massacre: During a wedding held in Bilge village of Mazıdağı district of Mardin, people at the wedding and people belonging to the same family were fired upon. In the attack; A total of 3 people died, including 6 pregnant women and 44 children.

Births

  • 1006 – Hâce Abdullah Herevi, 11th century sufi and religious scholar (b. 1089)
  • 1008 – Henri I, king of France from 20 July 1031 until his death on 4 August 1060 (d. 1060)
  • 1655 – Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian musical instrument maker and inventor of the piano (d. 1731)
  • 1733 – Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, social scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
  • 1770 – François Gérard, French painter (d. 1837)
  • 1825 – Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (d. 1895)
  • 1825 – Augustus Le Plongeon, British amateur archaeologist, antiquities expert, and photographer (d. 1908)
  • 1827 – John Hanning Speke, English explorer (d. 1864)
  • 1878 – Alexander Tamanian, Armenian architect and urbanist (d. 1936)
  • 1880 – Bruno Taut, German architect (d. 1938)
  • 1881 – Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1899 – Fritz von Opel, German automotive industrialist (d. 1971)
  • 1904 – Umm Kulthum, Egyptian Arab singer (d. 1975)
  • 1922 – Eugenie Clark, American ichthyologist (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and musician (d. 1986)
  • 1928 – Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian politician and President (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Wolfgang von Trips, former West German Formula 1 driver (d. 1961)
  • 1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Belgian actress and winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Paige Rense, American writer and editor (d. 2021)
  • 1930 - Katherine Jackson is a member of the American Jackson family
  • 1930 – Roberta Peters, American soprano and opera singer (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Mehmet Genç, Turkish historian (d. 2021)
  • 1936 – Manuel Benitez (El Cordobés), Spanish bullfighter
  • 1936 – Med Hondo, Mauritanian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and voice actor (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Dick Dale, American rock guitarist and musician (d. 2019)
  • 1939 – Amos Oz, Israeli writer (d. 2018)
  • 1940 - Robin Cook is an American doctor and author.
  • 1944 – Russi Taylor, American voice actor and actress (d. 2019)
  • 1946 – John Watson, Northern Irish-British racing driver
  • 1948 – George V Tupou, former king of Tonga (d. 2012)
  • 1951 – Jackie Jackson, American singer
  • 1954 – Hayri İnönü, Turkish politician
  • 1956 – Michael L. Gernhardt, US NASA astronaut
  • 1956 - Ulrike Meyfarth, German female former high jumper
  • 1958 – Keith Haring, American painter, Graffiti artist, and social activist (d. 1990)
  • 1960 – Werner Faymann, Austrian politician
  • 1964 – Muharrem İnce, Turkish teacher and politician
  • 1964 – Rocco Siffredi, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1966 – Ekrem Buğra Ekinci, Turkish lawyer and academic
  • 1967 – Haydar Zorlu, Turkish-German actor
  • 1972 – Mike Dirnt, American guitarist and drummer
  • 1973 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto, former Argentine national football player
  • 1974 – Andy Khachaturian, Armenian-American composer and singer
  • 1974 - Tony McCoy, Northern Irish jockey
  • 1975 – Murat Arkin, Turkish actor
  • 1978 – Igor Bišćan, Croatian former international football player
  • 1979 – Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and writer.
  • 1981 – Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon national football player
  • 1981 – Derya Karadaş, Turkish actress
  • 1981 - Dallon Weekes is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.
  • 1983 – Brad Bufanda, American actor (d. 2017)
  • 1984 – Sarah Meier, Swiss ice skater
  • 1985 – Canan Dağdeviren, Turkish physics engineer
  • 1985 – Fernandinho, Brazilian football player
  • 1985 – Bo McCalebb is a Macedonian national professional basketball player of USA origin.
  • 1986 – George Hill, American professional basketball player
  • 1987 – Cesc Fabregas, Spanish football player
  • 1988 – Radja Nainggolan is a Belgian football player of Indonesian descent.
  • 1989 – Burcu Biricik, Turkish TV series and film actress
  • 1989 – Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish professional golfer
  • 1991 – Yusuf Akyel, Turkish football player
  • 1992 - Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player.
  • 1997 – Bahar Şahin, Turkish TV series and film actress

Deaths

  • 1406 – Coluccio Salutati, Italian humanist (b. 1331)
  • 1481 – Karamanli Mehmet Pasha, II. Ottoman statesman who served as grand vizier during the reign of Mehmed II between 1477 and 1481
  • 1506 – Hüseyin Baykara, Timurid Emperor and poet (b. 1438)
  • 1519 – Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence and Duke of Urbino (b. 1492)
  • 1734 – James Thornhill, English painter (b. 1675)
  • 1811 – Nikolai Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
  • 1903 – Gotse Delchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1872)
  • 1912 – Nettie Stevens, American geneticist (b. 1861)
  • 1924 – Edith Nesbit, English writer and poet (b. 1858)
  • 1937 – Mehmed Selim Efendi, II. Abdulhamid's eldest son (b. 1870)
  • 1938 – Carl von Ossietzky, German writer (b. 1889)
  • 1945 – Nadir Mutluay, Turkish mufti (who served in suppressing the internal revolts in Anatolia during the War of Independence and supplying weapons to the Turkish forces resisting the occupation) (b. 1879)
  • 1945 – Fedor von Bock, German officer (b. 1880)
  • 1955 – George Enescu, Romanian composer (b. 1881)
  • 1955 - Louis Charles Bréguet, French pilot, aircraft designer and industrialist. Founder of Air France (b. 1880)
  • 1962 – Cécile Vogt-Mugnier, French neurologist (b. 1875)
  • 1966 – Wojciech Brydziński, Polish theater, radio and film actor (b. 1877)
  • 1972 – Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist (b. 1886)
  • 1979 – Tezer Taşkıran, Turkish teacher, politician, writer and one of the first female MPs (b. 1907)
  • 1980 – Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav President and Field Marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1983 – Shūji Terayama, Japanese screenwriter and filmmaker (b. 1935)
  • 1984 – Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 1984 – László Rásonyi, Hungarian Turcologist (b. 1899)
  • 1985 – Fikri Sönmez (Tailor Fikri), former Mayor of Fatsa (as a result of a heart attack in Amasya Military Prison, where he was imprisoned for the Fatsa Revolutionary Road case) (b. 1938)
  • 1988 – Stanley William Hayter, British painter (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Mohammed Abdul Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1900)
  • 1997 – Esin Engin, Turkish musician (b. 1945)
  • 2001 – Leman Bozkurt Altınçekiç, the first Turkish female jet pilot (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Dom DeLuise, American actor, comedian, producer, and director (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Brita Borg, Swedish singer (b. 1916)
  • 2010 – Denis Oboe, Ugandan former international football player (b. 1947)
  • 2011 – Bernard Stasi, French politician, former minister (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Sada Thompson, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Edward Short, British politician, Labor MP, minister (b. 1912)
  • 2012 – Adam Yauch, American hip hop singer and director (b. 1964)
  • 2012 – Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian national football player (b. 1963)
  • 2013 – Christian de Duve, Belgian cytologist and biochemist (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-English professional tennis player (b. 1983)
  • 2015 – Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 2015 – Jivko Gospodinov, former Bulgarian national football player (b. 1957)
  • 2015 – Joshua Ozersky, American food expert, author, and chef (b. 1967)
  • 2016 – Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundian soldier and politician (b. 1946)
  • 2016 – Gültekin Çeki, Turkish lyricist and composer (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Ángel de Andrés López, Spanish actor (b. 1951)
  • 2017 – Victor Lanoux, French actor (b. 1936)
  • 2017 – Timo Mäkinen, Finnish speedway driver (b. 1938)
  • 2018 – Nasser Çeşm Azer, Iranian pianist, composer and arranger (b. 1950)
  • 2018 – Renate Dorrestein, Dutch feminist, journalist and author (b. 1954)
  • 2018 – Catherine Godbold, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • 2018 – André Le Dissez, French male racing cyclist (b. 1929)
  • 2018 – Abi Ofarim, Israeli musician, singer and dancer (b. 1937)
  • 2018 – Alexander Tschäppät, Swiss politician (b. 1952)
  • 2018 – Leman Şenalp, Turkish librarian (b. 1924)
  • 2019 – Rachel Held Evans, American journalist, columnist, and blogger (b. 1981)
  • 2019 – Terje Moe Gustavsen, Norwegian politician and minister (b. 1954)
  • 2019 – Prospero Nograles, Filipino politician and lawyer (b. 1947)
  • 2020 – Aldir Blanc, Brazilian journalist, singer, songwriter and musician (b. 1946)
  • 2020 – Najaf Deryabenderi, Iranian writer and translator (b. 1929)
  • 2020 – Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite, American Fine Arts teacher (b. 1927)
  • 2020 – Flávio Migliaccio, Brazilian actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2020 – Anna Mohr, Swedish archaeologist (b. 1944)
  • 2020 – Lorne Munroe Canadian-American cellist (b. 1924)
  • 2020 – Froilan Tenorio, American politician and bureaucrat (b. 1939)
  • 2020 – Dragan Vučić, Macedonian composer, singer, bass player, philanthropist and TV presenter (b. 1955)

Holidays and special occasions

  • 1979 - Star Wars Day
  • Storm: Storm of Flowers

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