If you prefer real heroes to pretend ones, May 4 is also International Firefighters Day.
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Someone lobbed a dynamite bomb at Chicago police advancing to disperse a pro-labor demonstration in Chicago on May 4, 1886. Seven policemen were killed. A number of protesters were killed, and dozens wounded, when police fired into the crowd. That tragedy is known to history as Haymarket Square Riot.
Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium on May 4, 1929. Alice Liddell, the little girl who inspired Lewis Carrol to write Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was born on May 4, 1852.