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March 4th, 2051 (March 04 2051)EventNero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
March 4th, 2007 (March 04 2007)EventEstonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world s first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
March 4th, 2006 (March 04 2006)EventFinal contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.
March 4th, 2005 (March 04 2005)EventThe car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
March 4th, 2005 (March 04 2005)EventUnited Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by the HIV virus in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.
March 4th, 2002 (March 04 2002)EventCanada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
March 4th, 2002 (March 04 2002)EventMultinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
March 4th, 2001 (March 04 2001)Event4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
March 4th, 2001 (March 04 2001)EventHintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
March 4th, 1998 (March 04 1998)EventGay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
March 4th, 1997 (March 04 1997)EventUS President Bill Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research.Bill Clinton Quotes
March 4th, 1994 (March 04 1994)EventSpace shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16) launches into orbit.
March 4th, 1994 (March 04 1994)EventBosnia s Croats and Moslems sign an agreement to form a federation in a loose economic union with Croatia.
March 4th, 1991 (March 04 1991)EventSheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returned to his country for the first time since Iraq s invasion.
March 4th, 1985 (March 04 1985)EventThe Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
March 4th, 1982 (March 04 1982)EventNASA launches "Intelsat V".
March 4th, 1980 (March 04 1980)EventNationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe s first black prime minister.Robert Mugabe Quotes
March 4th, 1979 (March 04 1979)EventThe first encyclical written by Pope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis (Latin for "The Redeemer of Man") is promulgated less than five months after his installation as pope.
March 4th, 1977 (March 04 1977)EventThe 1977 Bucharest Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500.
March 4th, 1977 (March 04 1977)EventThe first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
March 4th, 1976 (March 04 1976)EventThe Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London via the British parliament.
March 4th, 1972 (March 04 1972)EventLibya and the Soviet Union sign a cooperation treaty.
March 4th, 1970 (March 04 1970)EventFrench submarine Eurydice explodes.
March 4th, 1966 (March 04 1966)EventCanadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
March 4th, 1962 (March 04 1962)EventUnited States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.
March 4th, 1960 (March 04 1960)EventFrench freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100. Fidel Castro blames the U.S.Fidel Castro Quotes
March 4th, 1959 (March 04 1959)EventU.S. Pioneer 4 misses Moon and becomes the second (U.S. first) artificial planet.
March 4th, 1957 (March 04 1957)EventThe S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
March 4th, 1954 (March 04 1954)EventPeter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
March 4th, 1945 (March 04 1945)EventIn the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army as a driver.
March 4th, 1945 (March 04 1945)EventLapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.
March 4th, 1944 (March 04 1944)EventFirst U.S. daylight bombing of Berlin and Anti-Germany strikes in northern Italy.
March 4th, 1941 (March 04 1941)EventThe United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
March 4th, 1941 (March 04 1941)EventAdolf Hitler applies pressure on Yugoslavia to join the Tripartite Pact.Adolf Hitler Quotes
March 4th, 1933 (March 04 1933)EventFrances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, first female member of the United States Cabinet.
March 4th, 1933 (March 04 1933)EventBertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
March 4th, 1933 (March 04 1933)EventThe Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedureChancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates authoritarian rule by decree (see Austrofascism).
March 4th, 1931 (March 04 1931)EventThe British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) meet to sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing that salt is freely used by the poorest layers of the population.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
March 4th, 1930 (March 04 1930)EventTerrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
March 4th, 1929 (March 04 1929)EventCharles Curtis becomes the first native-American Vice President.
March 4th, 1925 (March 04 1925)EventCalvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio.Calvin Coolidge Quotes
March 4th, 1917 (March 04 1917)EventJeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
March 4th, 1917 (March 04 1917)EventGrand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia s renunciation of the throne is made public, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia publicly issues his abdication manifesto. The victory of the February Revolution.
March 4th, 1911 (March 04 1911)EventVictor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes the first socialist congressman in U.S..
March 4th, 1908 (March 04 1908)EventThe Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
March 4th, 1904 (March 04 1904)EventRusso-Japanese War: Russian troops in Korea retreat toward Manchuria followed by 100,000 Japanese troops.
March 4th, 1902 (March 04 1902)EventIn Chicago, the American Automobile Association is established.
March 4th, 1899 (March 04 1899)EventCyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inlandover 300 dead.
March 4th, 1894 (March 04 1894)EventGreat fire in Shanghai. Over 1,000 buildings are destroyed.
March 4th, 1893 (March 04 1893)EventCongo Free State: The army of Francis, Baron Dhanis attacks the Lualaba, enabling him to transport his troops across the Upper Congo and, capture Nyangwe almost without an effort.
March 4th, 1890 (March 04 1890)EventThe longest bridge in the United Kingdom, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
March 4th, 1887 (March 04 1887)EventGottlieb Daimler unveils his first automobile which he test runs in Esslingen and Cannstatt, Germany.
March 4th, 1882 (March 04 1882)EventBritain s first electric trams run in East London.
March 4th, 1877 (March 04 1877)EventPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky s ballet Swan Lake premiers at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quotes
March 4th, 1865 (March 04 1865)EventThird (and last) national flag of the Confederate States of America adopted.
March 4th, 1861 (March 04 1861)EventFirst national flag of the Confederate States of America (the Stars and Bars ) adopted.
March 4th, 1848 (March 04 1848)EventCarlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d Italia
March 4th, 1837 (March 04 1837)EventChicago becomes incorporated as a city.
March 4th, 1824 (March 04 1824)EventThe "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
March 4th, 1814 (March 04 1814)EventAmericans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London and Thamesville near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
March 4th, 1813 (March 04 1813)EventRussian troops fighting the army of Napoleon reach Berlin in Germany and the French garrison evacuate the city without a fight.
March 4th, 1804 (March 04 1804)EventThe Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony s only significant convict uprising.
March 4th, 1797 (March 04 1797)EventIn the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington.John Adams Quotes
March 4th, 1794 (March 04 1794)EventThe 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress.
March 4th, 1793 (March 04 1793)EventFrench troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands.
March 4th, 1791 (March 04 1791)EventVermont is admitted as the 14th U.S. state.
March 4th, 1791 (March 04 1791)EventA Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
March 4th, 1790 (March 04 1790)EventFrance is divided into 83 departements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
March 4th, 1789 (March 04 1789)EventIn New York City, the first United States Congress meets, putting the Constitution of the United States into effect.
March 4th, 1778 (March 04 1778)EventThe Continental Congress voted to ratify both the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance with France. The two treaties were the first entered into by the United States government.
March 4th, 1776 (March 04 1776)EventThe American War of Independence: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
March 4th, 1774 (March 04 1774)EventFirst sighting of Orion Nebula by William Herschel.
March 4th, 1681 (March 04 1681)EventCharles II of England grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.William Penn Quotes
March 4th, 1675 (March 04 1675)EventJohn Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England.
March 4th, 1665 (March 04 1665)EventEnglish King Charles II declares war on The Netherlands which marked the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
March 4th, 1634 (March 04 1634)EventSamuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.
March 4th, 1629 (March 04 1629)EventMassachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
March 4th, 1621 (March 04 1621)EventJakarta, Java is renamed Batavia.
March 4th, 1611 (March 04 1611)EventGeorge Abbot is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
March 4th, 1570 (March 04 1570)EventKing Philip II of Spain bans foreign Dutch students.
March 4th, 1519 (March 04 1519)EventHernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
March 4th, 1493 (March 04 1493)EventExplorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal aboard his ship Nina from his discovery voyage to America. He returned to Spain on March 15.Christopher Columbus Quotes
March 4th, 1492 (March 04 1492)EventKing James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
March 4th, 1461 (March 04 1461)EventWars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
March 4th, 1386 (March 04 1386)EventWladyslaw II Jagiello (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.
March 4th, 1351 (March 04 1351)EventRamathibodi becomes King of Siam.
March 4th, 1275 (March 04 1275)EventChinese astronomers observe a total eclipse of the sun.
March 4th, 1238 (March 04 1238)EventThe 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.
March 4th, 1215 (March 04 1215)EventKing John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.
March 4th, 1152 (March 04 1152)EventFrederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
March 4th, 0932 (March 04 0932)EventTranslation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
March 4th, 0852 (March 04 0852)EventCroatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
March 4th, 0304 (March 04 0304)Event303 or Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.

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