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Historical Trivia for this Date


5/4/1675  King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory

5/4/1814  Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile

5/4/1904  Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, England

5/4/ 1927  1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, IL)

5/4/1942  Food first rationed in United States

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