Historical Events on 4th March

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51 Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
  • 303 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
  • 852 Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
  • 932 Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.

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1152 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Empire
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1215 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.
  • 1238 Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal
  • 1351 Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
  • 1386 Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.
  • 1492 King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.

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1570 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1590 Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
  • 1611 George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1621 Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia

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1628 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony

King Charles I
Charles I

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1665 English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

  • 1675 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

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1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
King Charles II
Charles II
  • 1699 Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany
  • 1741 British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)

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1774 First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel
  • 1776 The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

Person-of-interestConstitution of the United States

1789 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

  • 1790 France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
  • 1791 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
  • 1791 Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
  • 1791 Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
  • 1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 1793 French troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
  • 1793 Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)

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1797 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1798 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews

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1801 1st US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C. (Thomas Jefferson)

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 1804 The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
  • 1809 Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
  • 1824 The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.

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1825 John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1826 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass

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1829 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1829 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
  • 1830 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" premieres in Venice
  • 1835 HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion

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1837 Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1837 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • 1837 Chicago becomes incorporated as a city.
  • 1841 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London

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1841 Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

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1845 James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1846 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard Pioneer wins
  • 1848 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
  • 1848 Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
  • 1849 US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd
  • 1853 Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
  • 1853 William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US VP
  • 1857 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce aboard Emigrant wins
  • 1861 Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag (US Civil War)

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1861 Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 US President Lincoln opens government Printing Office
  • 1863 Battle of Thompson's Station, TN
  • 1863 Territory of Idaho established
  • 1865 Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
  • 1865 Abraham Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US president
  • 1868 30th Grand National: Mr George Ede aboard The Lamb IRE wins

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1869 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

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1870 On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel
  • 1876 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
  • 1877 Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
  • 1880 NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
  • 1881 California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
  • 1881 Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", 1st case together

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1881 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1881 South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
  • 1882 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • 1883 John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi

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1885 Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland

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1889 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1890 The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • 1893 Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
  • 1893 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)
  • 1894 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • 1895 Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin

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1897 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1899 Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead.
  • 1901 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
  • 1901 William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President
  • 1901 Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
  • 1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago

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1905 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1908 Primary school catches fire in Collingwood, Ohio (180 killed)

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1909 William Howard Taft inaugrated as 27th US president during 10" snowstorm

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1909 US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
  • 1911 Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • 1913 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • 1913 US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
  • 1913 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1913 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)

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1913 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1918 Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
  • 1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
  • 1921 Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
  • 1921 Warren G. Haring is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States

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1922 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker

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1923 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Soviet bureaucracy)

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1924 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • 1925 Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • 1925 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • 1926 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
  • 1928 "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • 1929 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

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1929 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1930 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • 1930 Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • 1930 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.

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1931 Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
  • 1933 Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • 1933 Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
  • 1933 Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • 1933 Noordwijk soccer team forms

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1933 FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 1934 Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated

Person-of-interestHindenburg Disaster

1936 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany

  • 1937 9th Academy Awards - "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins
  • 1941 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
  • 1941 NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots

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1941 Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
  • 1943 Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor

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1943 15th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

  • 1944 1st US bombing of Berlin
  • 1944 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 1945 Finland declares war on nazi-Germany

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1945 In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1947 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • 1949 Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
  • 1949 Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
  • 1954 James E. Wilkins appointed 1st black US sub-cabinet member
  • 1954 Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
  • 1955 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
  • 1957 The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • 1959 US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
  • 1960 French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
  • 1961 8th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Duke, 96-81
  • 1961 Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
  • 1962 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
  • 1964 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
  • 1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • 1966 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die

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1966 John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1966 North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
  • 1967 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1967 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • 1967 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • 1967 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)

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1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

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1968 Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1968 Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
  • 1968 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win
  • 1969 The Kray brothers, Ronald and Reginald, London East End gang bosses, are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity.
  • 1970 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
  • 1970 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • 1970 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 1971 "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
  • 1972 Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
  • 1972 Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK
  • 1972 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
  • 1972 Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130
  • 1973 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • 1974 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London
  • 1974 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier
  • 1976 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1976 SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth

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1976 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 1977 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
  • 1977 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
  • 1977 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • 1978 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
  • 1978 25th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 85-77
  • 1979 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1979 Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • 1979 US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings

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1980 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1982 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
  • 1982 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504
  • 1983 U.S. Public Health Service's publishes its guidelines for blood donors and AIDS

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1984 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1984 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1985 STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
  • 1985 Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
  • 1985 War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
  • 1986 Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ
  • 1989 Eastern Airlines machinists strike
  • 1989 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)

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1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
  • 1991 Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank