Tue, 04 May 2021 - 01:03 GMT
FILE - Late musician Mohammed Abdel Wahab
CAIRO – 4 May 2021: On May 4, many important events that changed the world map took place.
Important world events:
1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrives in exile on the island of Elba.
1904 - The drilling of the Panama Canal begins.
1924 - The Kirkuk massacre (May 1924) occurred between the Assyrian and Turkmen factions, killing and wounding 200 people.
1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister in the United Kingdom, and the first woman to hold the position.
2018 - The Royal Swedish Academy decides to postpone the Nobel Prize in Literature of 2018 to 2019.
Egyptians who passed away on this day:
1991 - Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian musician.
2010 - Mahmoud el-Saadany, Egyptian journalist.