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51Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

1152Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

1628England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony

1665English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

1681English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1797John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

18011st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

1825John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

1829Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

1837Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

1841Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

1845James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

1861Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President

1869Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

1870On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously

1881James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

1885Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

1889Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

1893Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

1897William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

1901President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President

1905Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin

1909President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm

1913Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

1923Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)

1929Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

1931Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test

1933FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"

1941Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

194315th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

1945In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

1966John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

1968Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1968Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

19762nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

198040th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1980Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe

1984Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

19931st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

1995George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

1997President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

200014th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

2012Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

On This Day In History
Date Event
Mar 4, 51
Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). 
Mar 4, 303
Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. 
Mar 4, 852
Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources. 
Mar 4, 932
Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs. 
Mar 4, 1152
Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor 
Mar 4, 1215
King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III. 
Mar 4, 1238
The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia. 
Mar 4, 1351
Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam. 
Mar 4, 1386
Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland. 
Mar 4, 1461
Battle of Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha, Edward IV recognised as king of England in place of Henry IV 
Mar 4, 1492
King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England. 
Mar 4, 1570
King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students 
Mar 4, 1590
Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda 
Mar 4, 1611
George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury 
Mar 4, 1621
Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia 
Mar 4, 1628
England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony 
Mar 4, 1665
English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands 
Mar 4, 1675
John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England 
Mar 4, 1681
English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania 
Mar 4, 1699
Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany 
Mar 4, 1741
British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) 
Mar 4, 1774
First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel) 
Mar 4, 1776
The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts. 
Mar 4, 1789
1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps) 
Mar 4, 1790
France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land. 
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