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May 4th is not only an ordinary day in the calendar, but also a date full of diverse and interesting celebrations across the world. This day has garnered attention for its catchy ode to a science fiction saga, and its advocacy for the welfare of animals among other commemorations.

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Interesting Facts of May 4th

  1. 1. May 4th is widely known as "Star Wars Day," a day to celebrate the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you."
  2. 2. Remembrance of the Dead (Dodenherdenking) is observed in the Netherlands on May 4th, where people pay respects to soldiers and civilians who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II.
  3. 3. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on May 4, 1904, an encounter which would lead to the formation of the Rolls-Royce company.
  4. 4. In 1776, Rhode Island became the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III of England on May 4th, effectively declaring its independence.
  5. 5. The Haymarket affair, a significant event in the history of labor movements, occurred on May 4th, 1886, in Chicago, and it is commemorated worldwide as International Workers' Day.