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This Day in History – March 4

This Day In History1681—English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania.

1791—President Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session.
1791— Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
1797—John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US.
1801—1st US President inaugurated in Washington, DC (Thomas Jefferson)
1809—Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes.
1825—John Quincy Adams inaugurated as 6th president.
1829—Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President.
1837—Martin Van Buren inaugurated as 8th president.
1845—James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President.
1861—Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President.
1869—Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President.
1881—James A. Garfield inaugurated as 20th President.
1885—Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President
1893—Grover Cleveland (D) inaugurated as 24th US President (2nd term)
1897—William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US.
1909—President Taft inaugurated as 27th president during 10 inch snowstorm.
1913—Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President.
1921—Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States.
1929—Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st President.
1933—FDR inaugurated as 32nd President, pledges to pull US out of depression & says “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
1943—15th Academy Awards – “Mrs. Miniver”, James Cagney & Greer Garson win.
1944—1st US bombing of Berlin.
1955—1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent.
1964—Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering.
1966—John Lennon, says “We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus”
1970—Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to average 100+ points per game.
1979—200th episode of “All in the Family.”
1985—War veterans returned to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”
1994—Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16) launches into orbit.
1997—President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research.
2006—20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny’s Child & John Legend win.
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