Historical Events for 4th May 2019

1634 – Johan van Walbeeck’s fleet departs to West Indies
1799 – Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
1863 – End of Chancellorsville – Beaten Union army withdraws
1916 – At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
1953 – Pulitzer Prize for Literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway for “The Old Man and The Sea”
1963 – Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1985 – 30th Eurovision Song Contest: Bobbysocks! for Norway wins singing “La det swinge” in Gothenburg
1990 – Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
1994 – Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
2008 – Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep “Family Guy” and “American Dad” on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world’s highest paid television writer

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