Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You

“May the fourth be with you!” (get it? fourth – force – hahahaha)

People say it every year – but why?

Star Wars fans have claimed it as their own saying, but it was actually coined way back in 1979 when the UK Conservative Party put an advertisement in The London Evening News on May 4th that said “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” This was after Margaret Thatcher’s famous victory in the UK general election, which saw her become the UK’s first and only female prime minister (to date).

Happy Star Wars Day!

More about it on Wikipedia here.

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