May 4 in Pop Culture History

May 4 in Pop Culture History

May 4 is Star Wars Day. “May the Fourth be with you.”

1626 – Dutch explorer Peter Minuit (~1594-1638), director-general of New Netherlands, bought Manhattan Island for 60 guilders (about $24 in 1839 dollars) worth of cloth and buttons.

1886 – A labor protest in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois resulted in 100 wounded and 8 police officers killed.

1904 – The United States began construction of the Panama …