May 4th

On 4th May 1667, Hull MP William Lister wrote to the Hull Mayor about the removal of Dutch prisoners from the Hull gaol. The Dutch had attempted to invade England from the sea.

On 4th May 1882, the steam ship collided in fog with SS White Sea in the River Humber near Victoria Dock and sank in less than 5 minutes; the crew and 3 passengers were rescued but 1 passenger was lost.

On 4th May 1971, 3rd hand Terence Ledger, 30, of Bransholme, died as result of an accident on board Hull trawler Kingston Amber off the Norwegian coast.