This day in history: May 4 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: May 4

All of the events below occurred on the same date in history, May 4.

1814: Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives on the island of Elba to begin his exile.

1904: U.S. begins construction of the Panama Canal.

1916: Documentarian and naturalist Dick Proenneke is born in Lee County, Iowa.

1970: Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on protestors at Kent State University, killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others.

1978: Sportscaster and journalist Erin Andrews is born in Lewiston, Maine.

1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes first female Prime Minister of United Kingdom.

1998: Ted Kaczynski accepts a plea deal and is given four life sentences plus 30 years for his actions as the so-called "Unabomber."

2009: Actor Dom DeLuise dies in Santa Monica, California at age 75.

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