March 4 Events in History - March 4 Birthdays - March 4 Deaths
2015 Scientists uncover a 2.8-million-year-old jawbone of a primitive human; the find suggests that humans may have evolved from hominins, or humanlike primates, about 400,000 years earlier than previously thought
2014 President Obama sends his 2015 budget to Congress, announcing that it is a 'roadmap for creating jobs with good wages and expanding opportunity for all Americans'
2014 The Italian government sets aside 2 million euros for repairs to the ancient city of Pompeii after damage caused by heavy rains highlights the general decay of this World Heritage site
2013 With a personal fortune of $73 billion dollars, Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, tops the list of the 'Forbes' list of wealthiest people
2013 More than 100 Catholic cardinals meet in Rome, Italy, to begin the process of selecting the successor to Pope Benedict XVI
2012 In 2012, the People's Republic of China will increase its defense spending by 11.2 per cent
2012 Tornadoes that struck the midwestern and southern United States claimed 39 lives
2011 The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) states it could save $5.5 billion in 30 years if dollar bills are replaced with coins
2011 China reports plans to increase its 2011 defense spending by 12.7%
2010 Taiwan is hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, twelve people are injured, communications and rail services are disrupted
2009 Eight people are killed, several injured, after gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketeers in Lahore, Pakistan
2009 An arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is issued for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur
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)
1995 1st New York City 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 New York Yankees beat New York Mets 2-1
1994 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
1994 Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
1993 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 188 performances
1993 Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion
1991 Bank of Credit and Commerce International divests itself of 1st American Bank
1991 Iraq releases 6 U.S., 3 British and 1 Italian POW
1990 20th Easter Seal Telethon
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1990 U.S. 65th manned space mission STS-36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
1989 Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
1989 Eastern Airlines machinists strike
1989 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
1986 Border completes twin Test tons (140 and 114*) vs. New Zealand
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"
1984 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1984 Pee Wee Reese and Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1982 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy and D Potvin
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1980 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
1979 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 61 performances
1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"
1979 Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1979 U.S. Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
1978 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
1977 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico
1977 Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
1977 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1976 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
1976 San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
1974 David Hares' "Knuckle," premieres in London
1974 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier
1973 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
1972 Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
1972 Last train run between Penrith to Keswick United Kingdom
1972 Libya and U.S.S.R. signs cooperation treaty
1971 "City Command" kidnaps 4 U.S. military men at Ankara, Turkey
1970 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
1970 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
1970 New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
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
1967 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
1967 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova and Protopopov (U.S.S.R.)
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 (U.S.)
1966 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
1966 John Lennon, says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
1966 North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by British Petroleum
1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
1964 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
1962 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
1961 Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
1960 French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
1960 Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
1959 U.S. Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes 2nd (U.S. 1st) artificial planet
1955 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
1954 J. E. Wilkins, appointed 1st Black U.S. sub-cabinet member
1949 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
1949 Piet Van de Pol (Netherlands) becomes world champion billiard player
1949 Security Council of United Nations recommends membership for Israel
1947 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1945 Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
1944 1st U.S. bombing of Berlin
1944 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
1943 Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
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
1936 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
1934 Easter Cross on Mount Davidson (SF) dedicated
1933 Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament
1933 Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st U.S. woman cabinet member
1933 Henderson, DeSylva and Brown's "Strike Me Pink," premieres in New York City
1933 Noordwijk soccer team forms
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugrated as 32nd president, pledges to pull U.S. out of Depression and says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
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
1930 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
1930 Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
1929 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American Vice President
1929 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
1928 "Bunion Run" race from Los Angeles to New York City begins; It is won by Andy Payne
1926 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
1925 President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
1925 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by U.S.
1924 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
1923 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
1921 Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
1918 Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
1913 1st U.S. law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
1913 Department of Commerce and Labor split into separate departments
1913 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope," premieres in Monte Carlo
1913 New York Yankees are 1st to train outside U.S. (Bermuda)
1913 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president
1911 Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes 1st socialist congressman in U.S.
1909 President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm
1909 U.S. prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
1908 Collingwood Ohio primary school catches fire; 180 die
1905 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga," premieres in Berlin
1902 American Automobile Association, AAA, founded in Cleveland, Ohio
1901 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)
1901 President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president
1901 Term of George H. White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
1897 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US
1895 Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1894 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1893 Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
1893 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th U.S. president (2nd term)
1889 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
1885 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London
1885 Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic President since Civil War
1883 John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi
1881 California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
1881 Holmes and Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet," 1st case together
1881 James A. Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
1881 South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
1880 New York Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S. H. Horgan
1877 Tsjaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer," premieres in Moscow
1876 U.S. Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
1869 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th president
1865 Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
1865 President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as president
1863 Battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee
1863 Territory of Idaho established
1861 Confederate States adopt "Stars and Bars" flag
1861 Lincoln's inaugurated as 16th president
1861 President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office
1853 Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
1853 William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th U.S. Vice President
1849 U.S. had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison (President pro tem) term ended March 3rd
1848 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
1845 James K. Polk inaugrated at 11th president
1841 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance," premieres in London
1841 Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
1837 City of Chicago incorporates
1837 Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
1837 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
1835 HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion
1830 V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
1829 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president
1829 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
1826 1st U.S. Railroad chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachsetts
1825 John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
1809 Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
1801 Thomas Jefferson is the 1st president inaugurated in Washington D.C.
1798 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1797 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of the United States
1793 French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Netherlands
1793 Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
1791 1st Jewish member of U.S. Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
1791 President Washington calls the U.S. Senate into its 1st special session
1791 Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
1789 1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
1774 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
1699 Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
1681 King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania
1675 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
1665 English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
1629 England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1621 Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
1611 George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
1590 Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
1570 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
1540 Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife
1461 Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England
1152 Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king