Historical happenings

5/4/1471 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Tewkesbury – final battle between Lancaster and York sees the Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his crown thus extinguishing the Lancastrian of Plantagenet line

5/4/1886 ~ Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen

5/4/1904Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.

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