What happened This day in History on March 4th
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1933 U.S.A. Franklin D. Roosevelt
4th March, 1933 : Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States pledging to lead the country out of the Great Depression
| 1936 Germany Hindenburg First Official Flight
4th March, 1936 : The Hindenburg makes it's First Official Flight in Germany.
The Hindenburg built by the Zeppelin Company was 804 ft long filled with highly inflamable hydrogen to provide the lift and four 1,200 hp Daimler-Benz diesel engines giving the airship a maximum speed of 135 km/h (84 mph).
To put this in context The Hindenburg was three times the length of a current Jumbo Jet and could carry less than 100 people including passengers and crew. ( Jumbo Jet carries circa 500 including passengers and crew )
| 1987 U.S.A. Iran Contra Affair
4th March, 1987 : President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging that talks with Iran had turned into an arms for hostages negotiation.
1989 U.S.A. Time Inc. and Warner Merge
4th March, 1989 : Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. announce plans to merge into the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate
1801 U.S.A. Thomas Jefferson
4th March, 1801
: Thomas Jefferson who had been the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 became the Third President of the United States.
1793 U.S.A. George Washington
4th March, 1793 : The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously for a second term and on 4th March 1793 he was inaugurated for a second term in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia, PA with John Adams as Vice President.
1902 U.S.A. Triple AAA Started
4th March, 1902: A very useful company called AAA (American Automobile Association) was founded on this day. Before this time, other companies dealing with automobile concerns had existed. However, none of them seemed to last, and to this date AAA is one of the largest automobile organizations established.
1920 U.S.A. Volstead Act
March 4th, 1920: By this time the Volstead Act and the 18th Amendment were passed. Both of these pieces of legislation covered various aspects of alcohol prohibition, and a motion was filed to declare these laws unconstitutional. The 18th Amendment was passed by Congress as early as 1917, and the Volstead Act was passed in 1919. These were finally declared unconstitutional in the year 1933. New Frequently Asked Questions About Prohibition
1925 U.S.A. Surplus Sales
4th March, 1925: Even during this time in history surplus military goods were being offered. In this case, about $150 million dollars worth of Navy goods were being offered to citizens of Charleston.
1952 U.S.A. The Old Man and the Sea
Tuesday, 4th March, 1952: Ernest Hemingway had finished a novel entitled The Old Man and the Sea on this day. This book had one the Pulitzer prize about a year later (1953
). Unfortunately, Hemingway had committed suicide in the year 1961, making The Old and the Sea Hemingway’s last major work of fiction created.
1954 U.S.A. Warning Of Spread Of Communism
4th March, 1954: The U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had stated a warning about communism around the world. He mentioned the possibility of it spreading to the Western Hemisphere, and in fact communism had at this time. One of the main focuses was the leftist government of Guatemala. This was one of the main areas where the communist has been known to already take root. Dwight D. Eisenhower was also convinced of the spread of communism in this area, and took the stand that it should be eliminated.
1962 Mozambique Plane Crash
4th March, 1962: A total of 111 people riding aboard the British DC-7C airliner had lost their lives when it crashed. This tragedy occurred a little over a mile past the takeoff runway as it began its trip from Lourenco Marques Mozambique.
1965 U.S.A. Films Highlighting Poverty
March 4th, 1965: Nun sisters from the Franciscan Order of Nuns showed films of their convents, orphanages, and other centers located in U.S., Canada, and foreign lands. One of the films dealt with the subject of treating paralysis and poverty in North America. Other films touched on different subjects that had affected hospitals located in various poor districts around the world. During the film presentation, students were informed about how they could help fight against poverty by joining different organizations such as the Peace Corps.
1966 UK John Lennon Quote Upsets America
4th March, 1966: John Lennon is interviewed by Maureen Cleave of The London Evening Standard and part of his interview talks about popularity of THE BEATLES and he is quoted as saying "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I do not know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity...We're more popular than Jesus now" . The quote repeated later in America upsets The American Bible Belt who protested in the South and Midwest, and conservative groups staged public burnings of Beatles' records and memorabilia. Radio stations banned Beatles music and concert venues cancelled performances.
1969 England The Kray Twins
4th March, 1969 : The Kray twins, Ronald and Reginald, are found guilty of the murder of Jack McVitie at the Old Bailey, and face life imprisonment.
1975 England Charlie Chaplin
4th March, 1975 : At 86 years old and confined to a wheelchair actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth to become Sir Charles Chaplin.
1976 England Maguire Family Convicted
4th March, 1976: A 40-year-old Irish born mother Anne Maguire is jailed for 14 years for possessing explosives at her London home.
Rhodesia / Zimbabwe
1980 Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe
4th March, 1980 : Robert Mugabe wins election to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
1989 England Train Crash
4th March, 1989 : A train travelling from Horsham to London was hit from behind by another train going from Littlehampton to London at Purley in Surrey with six people dead and 80 injured.
1994 U.S.A. Muslim Extremists Found Guilty
4th March, 1994: Four Muslim Extremists are convicted of the World Trade Center bombing on February 26th
2005 U.S.A. Martha Stewart
4th March, 2005: Martha Stewart is released from a federal prison near Alderson, West Virginia, after serving five months for lying about her sale of ImClone stock in 2001
2006 Pakistan George Bush in Pakistan
4th March, 2006: George Bush has thanked Pakistan for its role in the War on Terror, but said
that more would be needed if al-Qaeda was to
be defeated. Visiting Pakistan for 24-hours, President Bush has reaffirmed his
country's 'broad and lasting strategic
partnership' to the Islamic State, and the Pakistani President has said he looked
forward to a new era of cooperation between
his country and the U.S. There was no evidence that America would be providing
the same sort of nuclear assistance that had
just been given to India.
2005 United Nations Africa and Aids
March 4th, 2005: United Nations releases a report that warns that unless action is taken the HIV virus could become an epidemic in Africa with up to 90 million Africans infected. The current number is an estimated 22 million adults and children ( or 5% of the poplulation ) were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
2007 Iran Iranian protestors have been arrested
4th March, 2007: Iran has arrested more than thirty-two of the women who were protesting outside
one of Tehran's courthouses. The
protesters were complaining about the five women who are on trial for organizing
a protest against laws they say are
descriminatory against women. These five have been charged with endangering national
security, propaganda against the state
and taking part in an illegal gathering. The pressure group, Human Rights Watch,
has urged an end to their prosecution, and
said that the women were only exercising their right to freedom of assembly.
2007 Kuwait The Kuwaiti government resigns
4th March, 2007: State television has reported that the government of Kuwait has submitted its
resignation to the country's emir. This move
comes ahead of a vote of no-confidence in one of its senior ministers. The Health
Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Sabah,
who is a member of the royal family, had faced accusations of mismanagement and
incompetence. The government, which has
been in office for eight months, had reportedly failed to secure enough support
to avoid defeat in one of its polcies.
2008 England YouTube violent or sexually explicit content
4th March, 2008: YouTube is facing criticism and possibly criminal charges for making it too easy for people to upload violent or sexually explicit content to the Internet. A three-minute video showing a mother from South London being sexually assaulted by three boys after her drink had been spiked was seen by 600 viewers on Youtube before it was taken off line. YouTube has said it is impossible to review every video posted, but if a visitor sees content they believe is inappropriate, they can flag it and it will be reviewed.
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2008 United States John McCain is nominated the Republican candidate for President
4th March, 2008: Senator John McCain has clinched the Republican presidential nomination from his
rival Mike Huckabee. McCain, 71, has
surpassed the requisite 1,191 Republican delegates as voters in Ohio, Vermont,
Rhode Island and Texas allowed him to
cross the necessary threshold. The four-term Arizona senator is preparing to carry
the Republican banner for November's
2008 United States Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, has died
4th March, 2008: Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, has died at the age of 69.
Gygax, who had developed the game in
, had been suffering from health problems for several years. Dungeons and
Dragons and its associated video games,
books and films have been enormously successful. He has written a number of fantasy
books, which include the Greyhawk
series of adventure novels. He died at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, leaving
a wife and six children.
2009 United States Ted Kennedy is awarded a knighthood
4th March, 2009 : Ted Kennedy has been offered an honorary knighthood. The Queen has agreed the
honor for John F. Kennedy's brother for
his services to the Northern Ireland peace process. Gordon Brown will be announcing
the award during his March 5th
address to both houses of Congress.
2011 Mexico Mexican Soldiers Charged With Drug Trafficking
4th March, 2011 : Thirteen Mexican soldiers were charged with illegally trafficking drugs to Tijuana a city on the United States border. They were caught with almost a ton of methamphetamine as well as thirty kilograms of cocaine. The Mexican ministry of defense declared that it would not tolerate such acts in a country that has been battling with drug trafficking and gangs for years and that the soldiers were to be tried in a military court.
2012 Poland Train Collision Kills Many New Szczekociny
4th March, 2012 : A train accident involving the collision of two express trains near the southern town of Szczekociny, Poland killed some sixteen people while injuring another fifty-eight. One of the trains was on the wrong track when the collision occurred.
2012 Russia Putin Declares Victory in Russian Presidential Election
4th March, 2012 : Former president and prime minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has declared an election victory to the country's presidential office after polling results indicated he had around sixty percent of the vote. Putin had served two terms as the country's president before spending four years as the prime minister. Opposition and protesters declared the elections wrought with fraud and called for mass protests against the results.
2013 United States Baby with HIV Cured
4th March, 2013 : Doctors announced that they believed that they successfully cured an infant born with HIV after administering early treatment. The child, now two and a half years in age, had been off medication for a year without showing any signs of the disease.
Presidential Inaugurations on March 4th ( Pre 1953 ) United States US Presidents
2nd John Adams 1797 to 1801
3rd Thomas Jefferson 1801 to 1809
4th James Madison 1809 to 1817
5th James Monroe 1817 to 1825
6th John Quincy Adams 1825 to 1829
7th Andrew Jackson 1829 to 1837
8th Martin Van Buren 1837 to 1841
9th William Henry Harrison 1841 to April 4, 1841 ( Died In Office )
11th James K. Polk 1845 to 1849
12th Zachary Taylor 1849 to July 9th 1850 ( Died In Office )
14th Franklin Pierce 1853 to 1857
15th James Buchanan 1857 to 1861
16th Abraham Lincoln 1861 to April 15th 1865 ( Assassinated )
18th Ulysses S. Grant 1869 to 1877
19th Rutherford B. Hayes 1877 to 1881
20th James A. Garfield 1881 to September 19th 1881 ( Assassinated )
22nd Grover Cleveland 1885 to 1889
23rd Benjamin Harrison 1889 to 1893
24th Grover Cleveland 1893 to 1897
25th William McKinley 1897 to September 14th 1901 ( Assassinated )
27th William Howard Taft 1909 to 1913
28th Woodrow Wilson 1913 to 1921
29th Warren G. Harding 1921 to August 2nd 1923 ( Died In Office )
31st Herbert Hoover 1929 to 1933
32nd Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 to April 12th 1945 ( Died In Office )
Notes The following were not Inaugurated On March 4th for differing reasons including natural death, assassinations etc of previous president causing change in date
1st George Washington April 30th 1789 to 1797
10th John Tyler April 4th 1841 to 1845
13th Millard Fillmore July 9th 1850 to 1853
17th Andrew Johnson April 15th 1865 to 1869
21st Chester A. Arthur September 19th 1881 to 1885
26th Theodore Roosevelt September 14th 1901 to 1909
30th Calvin Coolidge August 2nd 1923 to 1929
33rd Harry S. Truman April 12th 1945 to January 20th 1953
In 1953 the date for Presidential Inaugurations was changed to January 20th Check January 20th
for later Presidential Inaugurations