History March 4th

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    1152 - Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king
    1461 - Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England
    1611 - George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
    1621 - Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
    1665 - English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
    1675 - John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
    1681 - King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn
    1699 - Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
    1774 - 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
    1789 - 1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
    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 - 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 president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
    1809 - Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
    1825 - John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
    1826 - 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass
    1829 - Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president
    1829 - Unruly crowd mobs White House during Pres Jackson inaugural ball
    1837 - City of Chicago incorporates
    1837 - Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
    1837 - Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
    1841 - Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
    1845 - James K Polk inaugrated at 11th president
    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 and Bars" flag
    1861 - Lincoln's inaugurated as 16th pres; 1st time US has 5 former pres
    1861 - Pres Lincoln opens Govt 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 president
    1869 - Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th president
    1876 - US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
    1881 - California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
    1881 - James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
    1881 - South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
    1885 - Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War
    1889 - Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
    1893 - Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US president (2nd term)
    1894 - Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
    1897 - William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US
    1901 - 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
    1901 - President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as 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 primary school catches fire; 180 die
    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 and Labor split into separate departments
    1913 - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president
    1917 - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress
    1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
    1921 - Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
    1923 - Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
    1925 - Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
    1925 - Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
    1929 - Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP
    1929 - Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
    1930 - Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
    1933 - Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
    1933 - FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression and says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
    1934 - Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
    1936 - 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
    1941 - 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
    1941 - Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
    1944 - 1st US bombing of Berlin
    1944 - Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
    1945 - Finland declares war on #@!&%-Germany
    1949 - Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
    1949 - Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
    1954 - JE Wilkins, appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
    1955 - 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
    1959 - US Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
    1960 - French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
    1962 - AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
    1968 - Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
    1968 - Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
    1970 - French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
    1971 - "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
    1972 - Libya and USSR signs cooperation treaty
    1977 - 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
    1977 - Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
    1979 - US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
    1980 - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
    1982 - NASA launches Intelsat V
    1985 - STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
    1985 - Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
    1990 - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
    1991 - Bank of Credit and Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
    1991 - Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British and 1 Italian POW
    1994 - 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
    1994 - Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
    1995 - Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
    1997 - President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
    1997 - Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)