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    What happened on March 4

    • March 4, 0051 "Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth)."

    • March 4, 0303 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.

    • March 4, 0852 "Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources."

    • March 4, 0932 "Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs."

    • March 4, 1152 Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.

    • March 4, 1152 Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king

    • March 4, 1172 "Death - Stephan III King of Hungary (1162-72), dies"

    • March 4, 1215 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.

    • March 4, 1238 The Battle of the Sit River was 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 during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

    • March 4, 1275 Chinese astronomers observe a total eclipse of the sun.

    • March 4, 1351 Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.

    • March 4, 1386 Wadysaw II Jagieo (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.

    • March 4, 1394 Birthday - Prince Henry the Navigator sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery

    • March 4, 1461 Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England

    • March 4, 1461 "Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV."

    • March 4, 1484 "Death - Kazimierz the Saint, Polish ruler/saint, dies at 25"

    • March 4, 1492 Birthday - Francesco de Layolle composer

    • March 4, 1492 King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.

    • March 4, 1493 "Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal aboard his ship Nia from his discovery voyage to America. He returned to Spain on March 15."

    • March 4, 1519 Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.

    • March 4, 1540 Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife

    • March 4, 1570 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students

    • March 4, 1570 King Philip II of Spain bans foreign Dutch students.

    • March 4, 1590 Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda

    • March 4, 1595 "Death - Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest"

    • March 4, 1611 George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury

    • March 4, 1611 George Abbot is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.

    • March 4, 1615 "Death - Hans von Aachen German painter, dies"

    • March 4, 1617 "Death - Arcangelo Crivelli composer, dies at 70"

    • March 4, 1621 "Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia"

    • March 4, 1621 "Jakarta, Java is renamed Batavia."

    • March 4, 1629 "Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had the role of colonizing the Americas, is granted a Royal charter."

    • March 4, 1634 Proprietor Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston

    • March 4, 1634 "Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • March 4, 1651 "Birthday - John Baron Somers (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)"

    • March 4, 1675 John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England

    • March 4, 1678 "Birthday - Antonio Vivaldi Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)"

    • March 4, 1681 King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania

    • March 4, 1719 Birthday - Aert Schouman Dutch bird/portrait painter

    • March 4, 1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena

    • March 4, 1742 Birthday - Johann Heinrich Egli composer

    • March 4, 1747 Birthday - Casimir Pulaski Count/American Revolutionary War general

    • March 4, 1754 Birthday - Benjamin Waterhouse physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)

    • March 4, 1754 Birthday - Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain composer

    • March 4, 1757 Birthday - Ignaz Malzat composer

    • March 4, 1765 "Birthday - Charles Dibdin England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)"

    • March 4, 1773 Birthday - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges composer

    • March 4, 1774 First sighting of Orion Nebula by William Herschel.

    • March 4, 1776 "The American War of Independence: The Americans capture ""Dorchester Heights"" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts."

    • March 4, 1782 Birthday - Johann Wyss Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)

    • March 4, 1789 Birthday - Pavel P Gagarin Russian monarch

    • March 4, 1789 "First Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 representatives)"

    • March 4, 1790 "France is divided into 83 dpartements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land."

    • March 4, 1791 A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).

    • March 4, 1791 President Washington calls the US Senate into its first special session

    • March 4, 1791 Vermont becomes the 14th state of the Union.

    • March 4, 1791 Vermont is admitted as the 14th U.S. state.

    • March 4, 1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii

    • March 4, 1793 "Death - Isaac Ouwater Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44"

    • March 4, 1793 "President Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)"

    • March 4, 1794 "Death - Henri D count de Larochejacquelin Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21"

    • March 4, 1797 "In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington."

    • March 4, 1797 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of US

    • March 4, 1798 "Birthday - John Joseph Abercrombie Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877"

    • March 4, 1798 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews

    • March 4, 1801 The first President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

    • March 4, 1801 "Thomas Jefferson becomes the first US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C."

    • March 4, 1804 "Death - Karl Leopold Rollig composer, dies"

    • March 4, 1804 "The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Irelands Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colonys only significant convict uprising. [1]"

    • March 4, 1805 "Death - Jean-Baptiste Greuze French painter, dies at 79"

    • March 4, 1809 Madison becomes first President inaugurated in American-made clothes

    • March 4, 1813 Birthday - Wijnand J J Nuijen romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)

    • March 4, 1813 Russian troops fighting the army of Napoleon reach Berlin in Germany and the French garrison evacuate the city without a fight.

    • March 4, 1814 "Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London and Thamesville near present-day Wardsville, Ontario."

    • March 4, 1819 Birthday - Charles Oberthur composer

    • March 4, 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."

    • March 4, 1825 John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th President

    • March 4, 1826 "Birthday - John Buford Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863"

    • March 4, 1826 "The first US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy MA"

    • March 4, 1828 "Birthday - Elisha Franklin ""Bull"" Paxton Brigadier General (Confederate Army)"

    • March 4, 1829 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th President

    • March 4, 1829 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball

    • March 4, 1831 "Death - Georg Michael Telemann composer, dies at 82"

    • March 4, 1834 Birthday - Peter Nicolai von Wilm composer

    • March 4, 1835 "Birthday - Giovanni Schiaparelli Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)"

    • March 4, 1835 HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepción

    • March 4, 1837 Chicago becomes incorporated as a city.

    • March 4, 1837 City of Chicago incorporates

    • March 4, 1837 Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th President

    • March 4, 1837 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American

    • March 4, 1838 Birthday - Paul Lacome composer

    • March 4, 1839 "Death - Ignace Antoine Ladurner pianist/composer, dies at 72"

    • March 4, 1841 Birthday - Kristian Mandrup Elster Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)

    • March 4, 1841 "Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison"

    • March 4, 1844 Birthday - Josip Jurcic Slovenian writer (10th Brother)

    • March 4, 1845 James K Polk inaugrated as 11th President

    • March 4, 1848 Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia

    • March 4, 1848 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution

    • March 4, 1851 "Death - Michael Henkel composer, dies at 70"

    • March 4, 1852 "Death - Nikolai Gogol writer, dies at 43"

    • March 4, 1853 Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands

    • March 4, 1853 William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US Vice President

    • March 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as US President.

    • March 4, 1861 "Confederate States adopt ""Stars & Bars"" flag"

    • March 4, 1861 First national flag of the Confederate States of America (the 'Stars and Bars') adopted.

    • March 4, 1861 Lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; first time US has 5 former Presidents living

    • March 4, 1861 President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office

    • March 4, 1862 Birthday - Robert Emden Swiss geologist/astro-physicist (Emden-polytroop)

    • March 4, 1863 "Battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee"

    • March 4, 1863 Territory of Idaho established

    • March 4, 1864 "Death - Thomas Starr King Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies"

    • March 4, 1865 "Confederate congress approves final design of ""official flag"""

    • March 4, 1865 President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as President

    • March 4, 1865 Third (and last) national flag of the Confederate States of America adopted.

    • March 4, 1866 "Death - Alexander Campbell Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77"

    • March 4, 1868 Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) chartered in Toronto.

    • March 4, 1869 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th President

    • March 4, 1873 "New York Daily Graphic, first illustrated daily newspaper in US, published"

    • March 4, 1875 Birthday - Alberto Vaccari Italian Jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter

    • March 4, 1875 Birthday - Enrique Larreta [E R Maza] Argentine diplomat (Gloria de Don Ramiro)

    • March 4, 1875 "Birthday - Suze Groeneweg 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)"

    • March 4, 1876 "Death - Alfred Holmes composer, dies at 38"

    • March 4, 1876 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap

    • March 4, 1877 Birthday - Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike composer

    • March 4, 1877 Birthday - Danil G van Beuningen Dutch art collector

    • March 4, 1877 "Death - Hendrik E van Rijgersma Dutch Governor (St Maarten), dies at 42"

    • March 4, 1877 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake premiers at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

    • March 4, 1879 Birthday - Bernhard Kellermann writer

    • March 4, 1881 California becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation

    • March 4, 1881 "Holmes & Watson begin ""A Study in Scarlet"", first case together"

    • March 4, 1881 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President

    • March 4, 1882 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.

    • March 4, 1883 "Death - Alexander H Stephens Vice President Confederate States, dies at 71"

    • March 4, 1883 "John Gordon Cashmans begins ""Vicksburg Evening Post"" in Mississippi"

    • March 4, 1885 Birthday - Willem H Winkel Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curaao)

    • March 4, 1885 Grover Cleveland inaugrated as first Democratic President since Civil War

    • March 4, 1887 "Gottlieb Daimler unveils his first automobile which he test runs in Esslingen and Cannstatt, Germany."

    • March 4, 1888 Birthday - Knute Rockne Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)

    • March 4, 1888 "Death - Amos Bronson Alcott US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88"

    • March 4, 1889 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President

    • March 4, 1889 Birthday - Pearl White [Victoria] US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline)

    • March 4, 1890 "The longest bridge in the United Kingdom, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. [2]"

    • March 4, 1891 Birthday - Dazzy Vance hall of fame pitcher (led National League in strike-outs 7-years)

    • March 4, 1893 "Congo Free State: The army of Francis, Baron Dhanis attacks the Lualaba, enabling him to transport his troops across the Upper Congo and, capture Nyangwe almost without an effort."

    • March 4, 1893 "Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe"

    • March 4, 1893 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

    • March 4, 1894 "Great fire in Shanghai. Over 1,000 buildings are destroyed."

    • March 4, 1897 "Birthday - Francis ""Lefty"" O'Doul baseball player/organized Japanese baseball"

    • March 4, 1897 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th President of US

    • March 4, 1899 "Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead."

    • March 4, 1900 "Birthday - Roberto Soundy El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympics-1968)"

    • March 4, 1901 Birthday - Charles H Goren bridge master (26 US Titles)

    • March 4, 1901 Birthday - Jean-Joseph Rabarivelo Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orphe)

    • March 4, 1901 President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as President

    • March 4, 1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago

    • March 4, 1902 "In Chicago, the American Automobile Association is established."

    • March 4, 1903 Birthday - Harold Berens comedian

    • March 4, 1903 "Death - Joseph H Shorthouse English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68"

    • March 4, 1904 "Birthday - George Gamow nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...'infinity')"

    • March 4, 1904 "Russo-Japanese War: Russian troops in Korea retreat toward Manchuria followed by 100,000 Japanese troops."

    • March 4, 1905 "Birthday - Lili Krus Budapest Hungary, pianist (Austrian Cross of Honor 1978)"

    • March 4, 1907 "Birthday - Edgar Barrier New York NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered)"

    • March 4, 1908 "Birthday - Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer"

    • March 4, 1908 Collingwood OH primary school catches fire; 180 die

    • March 4, 1908 "The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people."

    • March 4, 1909 "Birthday - Harry B Helmsley New York NY, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)"

    • March 4, 1909 "President Taft inaugrated as 27th President during 10"" snowstorm"

    • March 4, 1909 US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds

    • March 4, 1910 Birthday - Tancredo Neves president of Civil rights activist

    • March 4, 1911 Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes first socialist congressman in US

    • March 4, 1912 Birthday - Afro [Basaldella] Italian painter

    • March 4, 1912 "Birthday - John Garfield New York NY, actor (Air Force, Destination Tokyo, Juarez)"

    • March 4, 1913 Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments

    • March 4, 1913 First US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed

    • March 4, 1913 "Gabriel Fauré's opera ""Pénélope"", premieres in Monte Carlo"

    • March 4, 1913 New York Yankees are first to train outside US (Bermuda)

    • March 4, 1913 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th President

    • March 4, 1915 "Birthday - Carlos Surinach Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo)"

    • March 4, 1915 Birthday - Eunice Catunda composer

    • March 4, 1915 "Birthday - Petrus de Jong Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)"

    • March 4, 1916 Birthday - Giorgio Bassani Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)

    • March 4, 1916 Birthday - Hans Eysenck psychologist

    • March 4, 1916 "Death - Franz Marc German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36"

    • March 4, 1917 "Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia's renunciation of the throne is made public, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia publicly issues his abdication manifesto. The victory of the February Revolution."

    • March 4, 1917 Jeannette Rankin (Representative-Republican-MT) becomes first female member of Congress

    • March 4, 1917 Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.

    • March 4, 1917 Peace activist and suffragist Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives.

    • March 4, 1918 "Birthday - Margaret Osborne DuPont Joseph OR, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50)"

    • March 4, 1918 "Death - Eugene D'Harcourt composer, dies at 58"

    • March 4, 1918 Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)

    • March 4, 1920 Birthday - Marcella Grady Jennings rancher

    • March 4, 1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece

    • March 4, 1921 Birthday - Halim El-Dabh composer

    • March 4, 1921 "Birthday - Joan Greenwood London, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn)"

    • March 4, 1921 Warren G. Harding is sworn in as the 29th US President.

    • March 4, 1922 "Death - Bert Williams famous black, dies at 46, in New York NY"

    • March 4, 1923 "Birthday - Patrick Moore England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy)"

    • March 4, 1923 "Birthday - Piero J d'Inzeo France, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-gold-1952, 64)"

    • March 4, 1923 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)

    • March 4, 1924 """Happy Birthday To You"" published by Claydon Sunny"

    • March 4, 1925 "Death - Moritz Moszkowski Polish/German composer, dies at 70"

    • March 4, 1925 President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations

    • March 4, 1925 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US

    • March 4, 1926 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office

    • March 4, 1927 Birthday - Robert Di Domenica composer

    • March 4, 1927 "Birthday - Thayer David Medford MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)"

    • March 4, 1928 "Birthday - Alan Sillitoe Nottingham Nottinghamshire England, writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)"

    • March 4, 1928 Birthday - Samuel Adler composer

    • March 4, 1929 "Birthday - Bernard Haitink Amsterdam Netherlands, conductor (London Philharmonic Orchestra 1969-78)"

    • March 4, 1929 Birthday - Josep Mestres-Quadreny composer

    • March 4, 1929 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes first native American Vice President

    • March 4, 1929 Charles Curtis becomes the first native-American Vice President.

    • March 4, 1929 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st President

    • March 4, 1930 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated

    • March 4, 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."

    • March 4, 1931 Birthday - Ernesto Rosenstand Arubian playwright (Kiko Ta Di Nos?)

    • March 4, 1931 Birthday - Gennady Rozhdestvensky composer

    • March 4, 1931 Birthday - Han Jansen Dutch painter

    • March 4, 1931 "The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) meet to sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing that salt is freely used by the poorest layers of the population."

    • March 4, 1932 Birthday - Guido Baggiani composer

    • March 4, 1932 Birthday - Hessel Rienks economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)

    • March 4, 1932 "Birthday - Miriam Makeba Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)"

    • March 4, 1933 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

    • March 4, 1933 "Birthday - Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer"

    • March 4, 1933 Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament

    • March 4, 1933 "Death - Willie Walker US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36"

    • March 4, 1933 "FDR inaugrated as 32nd President, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says ""We have nothing to fear but fear itself"""

    • March 4, 1933 "Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, first US woman cabinet member"

    • March 4, 1933 The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure - Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates authoritarian rule by decree (see Austrofascism).

    • March 4, 1934 "Birthday - Barbara McNair Racine WI, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)"

    • March 4, 1934 Birthday - Jane van Lawick-Goodall ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)

    • March 4, 1934 Birthday - John Duffey bluegrass musician

    • March 4, 1934 "Birthday - Mario Davidovsky Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Synchronisms)"

    • March 4, 1934 Easter Cross on Mount Davidson (San Francisco) dedicated

    • March 4, 1936 Birthday - Aribert Reimann composer

    • March 4, 1936 Birthday - David Thompson British food magnate/multi-millionaire

    • March 4, 1936 Birthday - Eric Allandale rocker (Foundations)

    • March 4, 1936 Birthday - Jim Clark race car driver (Indianapolis 500)

    • March 4, 1936 "Death - Ruben Mattias Liljefors composer, dies at 64"

    • March 4, 1936 "First flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany"

    • March 4, 1937 Birthday - [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen musician

    • March 4, 1937 "Birthday - Graeme Dowling cricketer (New Zealand, 239 vs India 1968)"

    • March 4, 1937 Birthday - Ron Carter jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach)

    • March 4, 1937 Birthday - Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich Russian cosmonaut

    • March 4, 1939 Birthday - James Aubrey Turner scientist

    • March 4, 1939 "Birthday - Paula Prentiss [Ragusa] San Antonio TX, actress (Parallax View, He & She)"

    • March 4, 1940 "Birthday - Kas Garas Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)"

    • March 4, 1941 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague

    • March 4, 1941 Adolf Hitler applies pressure on Yugoslavia to join the Tripartite Pact.

    • March 4, 1941 "Birthday - Adrian Lyne director (Fatal Attraction, 9 Weeks, Jacob's Ladder)"

    • March 4, 1941 "Birthday - Ji-Tu Cumbuka Helena AL, actor (Roots, Man Called Sloane)"

    • March 4, 1941 "Birthday - John Aprea Englewood NJ, actor (Lucas-Another World, Godfather 2)"

    • March 4, 1941 "Birthday - John Hancock Hazen AR, actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)"

    • March 4, 1941 "Death - Edoardo Mascheroni composer, dies at 81"

    • March 4, 1941 Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

    • March 4, 1941 "The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II."

    • March 4, 1942 "Death - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg composer, dies at 62"

    • March 4, 1943 Birthday - Zoltan Jeney composer

    • March 4, 1943 "Death - Nikolaos ""Sokrates"" Politis Greek foreign minister, dies at 71"

    • March 4, 1943 "Death - Pieter C Boutens Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73"

    • March 4, 1944 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy

    • March 4, 1944 "Birthday - Bobby Womack Cleveland OH, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It)"

    • March 4, 1944 First U.S. daylight bombing of Berlin and Anti-Germany strikes in northern Italy.

    • March 4, 1944 First US bombing of Berlin

    • March 4, 1945 Birthday - Dieter Meier Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)

    • March 4, 1945 "Birthday - Jaime Tirelli New York NY, actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four)"

    • March 4, 1945 Finland declares war on Nazi-Germany

    • March 4, 1945 Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.

    • March 4, 1946 Birthday - Haile Gerima director (Ashes & Embers)

    • March 4, 1946 Birthday - Harvey Goldsmith impresario

    • March 4, 1946 Birthday - Michael Ashcroft English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)

    • March 4, 1946 "Birthday - Ralph Kirshbaum Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival)"

    • March 4, 1946 Birthday - Robert Raymond rocker

    • March 4, 1948 "Birthday - Billy Gibbons rock guitarist (ZZ Top-Cheap Sunglasses, Legs, Fandango)"

    • March 4, 1948 "Birthday - Chris Squire London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)"

    • March 4, 1948 "Birthday - Shakin' Stevens [Mike Barrett], Ely Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)"

    • March 4, 1948 "Death - Antonin Artaud French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51"

    • March 4, 1948 "Death - Elsa Brndstrm [Angel of Siberia], Swedish philanthropist, dies at 59"

    • March 4, 1949 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister

    • March 4, 1949 Piet Van de Pol (Netherlands) becomes world champion billiard player

    • March 4, 1949 Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel

    • March 4, 1950 "Birthday - Emilio Estefan Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)"

    • March 4, 1950 "Birthday - Judy Dickinson Akron OH, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic)"

    • March 4, 1950 Birthday - Kenny Dalglish soccer manager

    • March 4, 1950 "Birthday - Rafael Canizares Poey Alacs Mountains Cuba, basketballer (Olympics-bronze-72)"

    • March 4, 1951 "Birthday - Chris Rea Middlesborough England, rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over, Heaven)"

    • March 4, 1951 "Birthday - Gwen Welles Chattanooga TN, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers, Angel On My Shoulder)"

    • March 4, 1951 Birthday - Kenny Dalglish British soccer star (100+ goals)

    • March 4, 1952 "Birthday - Ronn Moss Los Angeles CA, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara)"

    • March 4, 1952 "Hokkaido, Japan a 8.3 earthquake occurred: 31 killed, 572 injured; 713 houses destroyed, 5,980 damaged. 28 killed and warehouses destroyed at Kushiro. 3 killed and 309 houses destroyed at Kiratapu. 1,000 houses destroyed or damaged at Shiranuka and 400 schools collapsed at Sapporo. 10-foot tsunami."

    • March 4, 1952 Movie star Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis.

    • March 4, 1953 "Birthday - Christopher H Smith (Representative-Republican-NJ, 1981- )"

    • March 4, 1953 "Birthday - Kay Lenz Los Angeles CA, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man)"

    • March 4, 1953 "Death - Sergei S Prokoviev Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61"

    • March 4, 1954 "Birthday - Catherine O'Hara Toronto Ontario, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)"

    • March 4, 1954 "Birthday - Irina Ratushinskaya USSR, poet (Grey is the color of hope)"

    • March 4, 1954 "Birthday - Peter Erling Jacobsen Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope)"

    • March 4, 1954 "Death - Georg Gohler composer, dies at 79"

    • March 4, 1954 "Death - Noel Gay [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55"

    • March 4, 1954 "Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant."

    • March 4, 1955 Birthday - Benny Alexander Secretary-General (South African Pan-Africanist Movement)

    • March 4, 1955 The first radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent

    • March 4, 1957 "The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90."

    • March 4, 1958 "Birthday - Patricia Heaton Cleveland OH, actress (Debra-Everybody Loves Raymond)"

    • March 4, 1958 "Death - Albert Kuyle [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54"

    • March 4, 1959 "Birthday - Kelly Lynch Golden Walley MN, actress (Warm Summer Rain, Cocktail)"

    • March 4, 1959 U.S. Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes the second (U.S. first) artificial planet.

    • March 4, 1959 US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet

    • March 4, 1960 Birthday - Reggie McElroy NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)

    • March 4, 1960 "Birthday - Russell Todd Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World)"

    • March 4, 1960 "Death - Leonard Warren US baritone, dies on stage at 48"

    • March 4, 1960 "French freighter ""La Coubre"" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100"

    • March 4, 1960 "French freighter 'La Coubre' explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100. Fidel Castro blames the U.S."

    • March 4, 1960 Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

    • March 4, 1961 "Birthday - David ""Tinker"" Juarez Los Angeles CA, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)"

    • March 4, 1961 "Birthday - Ray ""Boom Boom"" Mancini boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)"

    • March 4, 1961 "Birthday - Roger Wessels Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)"

    • March 4, 1961 "Birthday - Steven Weber Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings)"

    • March 4, 1962 AEC announces first atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation

    • March 4, 1962 "Birthday - Brant Ian Woodward Hurstville New Zealand, trap shooter (Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1962 "Birthday - Greg Kragen NFL nose tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)"

    • March 4, 1962 "Birthday - Steve Fletcher London England, actor (Brad-One Life to Live)"

    • March 4, 1962 "Death - Cairine R Wilson 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77"

    • March 4, 1962 United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.

    • March 4, 1963 "Birthday - Anne Minter Australia, tennis star"

    • March 4, 1963 Birthday - Jason Newsted US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill 'em All)

    • March 4, 1963 Birthday - MDV [Michiel de Vos] Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)

    • March 4, 1963 "Death - William Carlos Williams US physician/poet, dies at 79"

    • March 4, 1964 "Birthday - Emilia Eberle Romania, gymnast, scored a perfect 10 in 1980 Olympics"

    • March 4, 1964 "Birthday - Linda French Oak Park IL, badminton player (Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1964 "Birthday - Tom Lampkin Cincinnati OH, catcher (San Francisco Giants)"

    • March 4, 1964 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering

    • March 4, 1965 "Birthday - Alexandra Harbold New York NY, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1965 "Birthday - Dana Brown Memphis TN, Miss Tennessee-America (1990-3rd)"

    • March 4, 1965 "Birthday - Stacy Edwards Glasgow MT, actress (Santa Barbara)"

    • March 4, 1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2

    • March 4, 1966 Birthday - Kevin Johnson NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)

    • March 4, 1966 "Birthday - Mike Small Aurora IL, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)"

    • March 4, 1966 Birthday - Patrick Hannan English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)

    • March 4, 1966 "Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people."

    • March 4, 1966 "Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die"

    • March 4, 1966 "Canadian Pacific DC-8 explodes on landing at Tokyo, killing 64 people, including 18 Canadians"

    • March 4, 1966 "Death - Janis Medins composer, dies at 75"

    • March 4, 1966 Demonstrators protest Vietnam war on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    • March 4, 1966 "John Lennon, says ""We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"""

    • March 4, 1966 North Sea Gas was first pumped ashore by BP

    • March 4, 1966 Studebaker of Canada stops car production finally

    • March 4, 1967 Birthday - Daryll Cullinan South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)

    • March 4, 1967 "Birthday - Juli Furtado New York NY, mountain cyclist (world champion-1991, 92)"

    • March 4, 1968 "Birthday - Brian Hunter Torrance CA, infielder (Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros)"

    • March 4, 1968 "Birthday - Dinky van Rensburg South Africa, tennis star"

    • March 4, 1968 "Birthday - Dionna Harris Wilmington DE, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 4, 1968 Birthday - Evan Dando rocker (Lemonheads)

    • March 4, 1968 "Birthday - Patsy Kensit London, rocker/actress (Lethal Weapon 2, 21, Hanover St)"

    • March 4, 1968 "Death - Alexandre Cellier composer, dies at 84"

    • March 4, 1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 4, 1968 Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched

    • March 4, 1969 "Birthday - Chastity Bono Los Angeles CA, daughter of Sonny & Cher"

    • March 4, 1969 "Birthday - Jeff Tinsley Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)"

    • March 4, 1969 "Birthday - Karrie Poppinga Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)"

    • March 4, 1969 Birthday - Kenneth Benson CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

    • March 4, 1969 "RCMP to replace remaining dog teams with snowmobiles, Sargent York and his faithful dog Yukon can now rest easy.."

    • March 4, 1970 "Birthday - Dave Stevens Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)"

    • March 4, 1970 "Birthday - Marja Helena Paluila ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-98)"

    • March 4, 1970 Birthday - Matt Gay WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)

    • March 4, 1970 "Birthday - Tina Paternostro Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)"

    • March 4, 1970 "French submarine ""Eurydice"" explodes"

    • March 4, 1970 French submarine Eurydice explodes.

    • March 4, 1971 """City Command"" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey"

    • March 4, 1971 Birthday - Edwin van Holten soccer player (FC Volendam)

    • March 4, 1972 "Birthday - Chris Borg Lexington SC, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1972 "Birthday - Martin St Pierre Ripon Qubec Canada, 20k walker (Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1972 Birthday - Robert Smith NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)

    • March 4, 1972 Birthday - Sherida Pawiroredjo Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)

    • March 4, 1972 Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK

    • March 4, 1972 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty

    • March 4, 1972 Libya and the Soviet Union sign a cooperation treaty.

    • March 4, 1973 "15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America"

    • March 4, 1973 Birthday - Phillip Daniels NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)

    • March 4, 1974 "Birthday - Jarrett Deuling Vernon, NHL left wing (New York Islanders)"

    • March 4, 1974 "Birthday - Karol Kucera Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)"

    • March 4, 1974 "Birthday - Sherry Wigginton Austin TX, diver (Olympics-96)"

    • March 4, 1974 "David Hares' ""Knuckle"", premieres in London"

    • March 4, 1974 "Death - Adolph Gottlieb US painter, dies at 71"

    • March 4, 1974 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier

    • March 4, 1975 Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England.

    • March 4, 1976 The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London via the British parliament.

    • March 4, 1977 "A 7.2 earthquake occurred in Romania, it was centered about 170 kilometers northeast of Bucharest. It killed 1,500, injured about 10,500, and caused extensive damage in Bucharest and other parts of Romania"

    • March 4, 1977 Birthday - Anna Baitchik Miss Russia-Universe (1997)

    • March 4, 1977 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain

    • March 4, 1977 "Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541"

    • March 4, 1977 "The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500."

    • March 4, 1977 "The first big CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico"

    • March 4, 1977 "The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico."

    • March 4, 1978 "Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue"

    • March 4, 1979 "200th episode of ""All in the Family"""

    • March 4, 1979 "The first encyclical written by Pope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis (Latin for ""The Redeemer of Man"") is promulgated less than five months after his installation as pope."

    • March 4, 1979 US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings

    • March 4, 1980 Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.

    • March 4, 1981 "Death - Torin Thatcher actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies"

    • March 4, 1982 "NASA launches ""Intelsat V""."

    • March 4, 1983 "Death - Herg‚ [Georges Remi], Belgian cartoonist (TinTin), dies at 75"

    • March 4, 1984 "Death - Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze composer, dies at 79"

    • March 4, 1985 "The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States."

    • March 4, 1985 Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA

    • March 4, 1985 "War veterans returned to the ""Bridge over the River Kwai"""

    • March 4, 1986 "Death - Henri Knap Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75"

    • March 4, 1986 "Death - Richard Manuel rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 40"

    • March 4, 1989 Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

    • March 4, 1989 Eastern Airlines machinists strike

    • March 4, 1989 Time and Warner Communications announce a planned merger to form the world's largest media and entertainment company.

    • March 4, 1990 "A 6.1 earthquake occurred in Pakistan at least 11 people killed, about 40 injured and many homes and buildings damaged in the Kalat area. Also felt at Quetta and Mastung"

    • March 4, 1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space

    • March 4, 1991 Bank of Credit & Commerce International divests itself of first American Bank

    • March 4, 1991 "Death - Vance Colvig actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72"

    • March 4, 1991 "Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW"

    • March 4, 1991 "Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returned to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion."

    • March 4, 1992 "Death - Arthur Babbitt Disney animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), dies at 84 of heart failure"

    • March 4, 1992 "Death - C Meijer Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies"

    • March 4, 1992 "Death - Christian K Nelson inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98"

    • March 4, 1992 "Death - Mary Osborne jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer"

    • March 4, 1992 "Death - Nestor Almendros Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61"

    • March 4, 1993 Birthday - Bobbi Kristina Brown daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

    • March 4, 1993 "Death - Art Hodes Russian/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies"

    • March 4, 1993 "Death - Richard Sale writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80"

    • March 4, 1993 Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion

    • March 4, 1994 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center

    • March 4, 1994 Bosnia's Croats and Moslems sign an agreement to form a federation in a loose economic union with Croatia.

    • March 4, 1994 "Death - Guus Verstraete Sr Dutch actor/director (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79"

    • March 4, 1994 "Death - John Candy actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43"

    • March 4, 1994 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16) launches into orbit.

    • March 4, 1994 Toronto actor John Candy dies at 43 of a heart attack while filming Wagons East on location in Mexico

    • March 4, 1995 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital

    • March 4, 1995 "Death - Eden Ahbez songwriter, dies at 86"

    • March 4, 1995 "George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker"

    • March 4, 1995 Michael Johnson runs world record 400 meter indoor (44.63 seconds)

    • March 4, 1996 "Death - Barbara Lewis British obituarist, dies at 55"

    • March 4, 1996 "Death - Minnie Pearl country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84"

    • March 4, 1997 Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks

    • March 4, 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)

    • March 4, 1997 President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

    • March 4, 1997 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)

    • March 4, 1998 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

    • March 4, 1999 "A military jury in North Carolina clears a Marine pilot of reckless endangerment charges when his jet severed a gondola cable in the Alps, sending 20 people to their deaths."

    • March 4, 1999 "Retired US Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, author of a 1973 decision legalizing abortion, dies in Arlington, VA, at age 90."

    • March 4, 2001 "4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA."

    • March 4, 2001 "Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people."

    • March 4, 2002 Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.

    • March 4, 2002 Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

    • March 4, 2005 "The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers."

    • March 4, 2005 United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by the HIV virus in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.

    • March 4, 2006 Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.

    • March 4, 2007 "Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet."







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