This May 4, In Jewish History, by Mitchell A. Levin

May 4 1008: Birthdate of King Henry I of France who reigned from 1031 until his death in 1060. This means that he was on the throne when a future wine maker, Shlomo Yitzhaki, was born at Troyes in 1040. [But today, who remembers the French monarch and who remembers Rashi?] 1287: Jews were arrested and accused of „clipping” the coinage in England. Read more »