4 May 2023: This day in history

1471: Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV returns to his throne, restoring political stability to England until his death in 1483

1814: King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism

1904: Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal

1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Source: Onthisday.com

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