#OnThisDay in history, May 4:
“May the Fourth be with you” – Today is “Star Wars Day”, an annual celebration of everything about the Star Wars franchise. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May
1852 – The Second Gold Escort arrives in Adelaide, transferring wealth from the Victorian goldfields to the colony of South Australia.
1877 – The Victorian Football Association was formed as the controlling body for Australian Rules Football.
1916 – Victoria’s 23rd Premier, John Murray, who served between January 1909 and May 1912, died.
1929 – Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston – who will one day be better known to legions of film fans as Audrey Hepburn – is born in Belgium.
1972 – The “Don’t…