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This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info)

1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)

1970 – Four Kent State University students are shot down by National Guardsmen during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration (More info)

1979 – Margaret Thatcher is sworn in as the first woman to be elected prime minister of England (More info)

1998 – The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, is sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years for his series of bombings that killed three and injured 23 (More info)

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