Press "Enter" to skip to content

This Day in History for March 4

Spread the love

1789 – 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

1829 – Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball.

1837 – Chicago becomes incorporated as a city.

1902 – American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago.

1924 – “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny.

1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees.

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”

1955 – 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent.

1961 – 8th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Duke, 96-81.

1966 – John Lennon says “We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus”

1967 – Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)

1970 – Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to average 100+ points per game.

1976 – 2nd People’s Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katherine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

1983 – U.S. Public Health Service publishes its guidelines for blood donors and AIDS.

1991 – Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW.

1997 – US President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research.

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 received.

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.

2019 – US Democrats announce a wide-ranging corruption investigation into President Donald Trump.

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.