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Notable Historical Events for March 4th

1797John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

1845James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President

1869Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

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.

1941Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 4th

1939Jack Fisher, Frostburg Maryland, MLB Pitcher

1678Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)

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Notable Weddings on March 4th

1971Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

1989Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

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Notable Divorces on March 4th

1960Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

1923Actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26) only after 6 hours of getting married

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Notable Deaths on March 4th

1944Louis Buchalter, American mobster (Murder, Inc.), executed at 47

1989Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)

1986Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

1994John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

1883Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President US Confederate States, dies at 71

1193Saladin, Kurdish sultan (b. 1137)

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