News station goes all out for May the 4th

May the 4th is always a special day for Star Wars fans -- may the 4th be with you.  And some of our fellow anchors at our sister station in Denver got in on the fun today.

And we’re pretty sure no one has attempted to wield the magnificent power of the Force like Denver7 has done on May 4.


Author Alan Arnold chronicles the earliest known records of the phrase “May the 4th” happened during the so-called day of victory of Britain’s first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.

“To celebrate their victory, her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News,” says Arnold. The message? “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

But it would take another 32 years for Star Wars Day to become a celebration. Who made it happened? Canadians, of all people!

The Globe and Mail reports the first Star Wars Day celebration took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema.

It would take another two years for the Walt Disney Company to officially observe the holiday with a bunch of events taking place each year since both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The worldwide celebration has seen celebrities, politicians and even astronauts participate in the event.

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