- 1238 Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance
- 1801 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
- 1861 Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th US President
- 1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
- 1918 First recorded case of Spanish flu at Funston Army Camp, Kanas; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million
- 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
- 1936 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany
- 2009 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted
"Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
On March 4, 1924
US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd
On March 4, 1849