This Day in History: May 4

Kent State shooting

1970 – Four students shot at Kent State. On this day in 1970, an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at Kent State University turned deadly when the Ohio National Guardshot four unarmed students and wounded nine others, further turning public opinion against the war.

Ken Livingstone

2000 – British politician Ken Livingstone was elected mayor of London, the first time that British voters had directly elected a candidate to an executive office at any level of government.

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