May 4th Star Wars Day

May 4th Star Wars Day

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George Lucas created Star Wars in 1977, “A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away.” Even George Lucas didn’t expect the success Star Wars would be when he created it. And I am sure he certainly did not think that he would share this day with Margret Thatcher when she was elected Prime Minister of England on May 4th, 1979.

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Why? The newspaper headlines read after Thatcher’s election, “May the Fourth be With You”.

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Characters such as Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobie, R2D2, C-3PO, Yoda, Han Solo and Chewbacca have become common names in today’s society worldwide.
It is one of the few series in history where a child can grow to be a parent and share new releases with their children.  “May the Force be with you.”

How to celebrate – Watch a Star Wars movie. Study the struggles Lucas had in trying to get Star Wars made. Read about Margret Thatcher’s election.