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

1897William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

1941Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

1893Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

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

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

1881James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

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

1665English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

1845James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

1889Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

200014th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

1829Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

1984Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

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

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1152Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

1997President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

1837Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

1913Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

1869Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

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

198040th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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

1870On 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

19762nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

1905Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin

1929Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

1861Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President

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

1995George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

194315th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

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

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

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

1901President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President

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

1797John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

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

1909President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm

18011st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

2012Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

19931st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

2013The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI

March 4th Historical Events
Date Event
51
Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). 
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. 
1152
Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor 
1215
King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III. 
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. 
1351
Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam. 
1386
Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland. 
1461
Battle of Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha, Edward IV recognised as king of England in place of Henry IV 
1492
King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England. 
1570
King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students 
1590
Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda 
1611
George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury 
1621
Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia 
1628
England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony 
1665
English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands 
1675
John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England 
1681
English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania 
1699
Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany 
1741
British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) 
1774
First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel) 
1776
The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts. 
1789
1st US Congress 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 Neth 
1793
Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words) 
1797
John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US 
1798
Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews 
1801
1st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (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. 
1825
John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president 
1826
1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass 
1829
Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President 
1829
Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball 
1830
V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice 
1835
HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion 
1837
Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president 
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 
1841
Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison 
1845
James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President 
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 
1861
Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag (US Civil War) 
1861
Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President 
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
President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US president 
1869
Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President 
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 
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 
1881
James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president 
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 
1885
Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London 
1885
Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War 
1889
Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president 
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 
1897
William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US 
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
President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as 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 
1905
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin 
1908
Collingwood Ohio, US primary school catches fire (180 killed) 
1909
President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm 
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
Dept 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) 
1913
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President 
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 
1923
Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy) 
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 
1929
Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President 
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. 
1931
Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test 
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 
1933
FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" 
1933
Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. 
1934
Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated 
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 
1941
Serbian Prince Paul visits 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 
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 
1945
In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver. 
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
JE 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
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 
1966
John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" 
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 Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT) 
1967
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US) 
1968
Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1968
Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign 
1968
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched 
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 
1976
2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV) 
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 
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 
1980
40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy 
1980
Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe 
1982
2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin 
1982
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504 
1984
Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational 
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) 
1990
20th Easter Seal Telethon 
1990
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
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 
1991
Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW 
1993
"Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances 
1993
Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion 
1993
1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win 
1994
4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center 
1994
Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit 
1995
1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years 
1995
Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital 
1995
George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker 
1995
Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec) 
1995
Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1 
1997
Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks 
1997
Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU) 
1997
President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research 
1997
Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia) 
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. 
2000
14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win 
2001
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. 
2001
Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people. 
2001
Tests in recent days confirm the world's largest oil find in three decades in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea 
2002
Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions. 
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. 
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. 
2005
United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease. 
2006
Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received. 
2006
26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins 
2006
20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win 
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. 
2009
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002. 
2009
U.S. Steel announce the closure of the Stelco Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario due to the increasingly worsening effects of the global economic slowdown 
2009
Malaysia has a 50% chance of slipping into the recession as growth is expected to reach just 0.5% for the year, announces the executive director Datuk Mohamed Ariff Abdul Kareem of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research 
2012
Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo 
2012
Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud 
2012
Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado 
2013
40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq 
2013
11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India 
2013
The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI 
2016
North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time 
2016
AT&T supports Apple in US iPhone encryption dispute 
2017
United States Ramps Up Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda in Yemen 
2017
China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017 
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