May 04

This Day in History

2010

Most Expensive Painting Auctioned

On this day in 2010, after just eight minutes of bidding at Christie’s, Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, was sold at auction for $106.5 million. Ignoring inflation, it became the world’s … (more...)

1979

Margaret Thatcher sworn in

Leader of the Conservative Party, Margaret Thatcher is sworn in as Prime Minister of England. Tough talk and tough economics helped her to become Britain's first female prime minister. The … (more...)