4 March: March 4 brings to memories some of the strongest political events and remembers geniuses who changed history.
So, are you curious to find out what happened on this day in history?
If you are celebrating your birthday, you will be surprised to know what special day is today.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 4 March
From strong political changes to celebrating legends, here is a rundown of some prominent events.
- 1681 – King Charles II of England granted a huge tract of land in the New World to William Penn to settle an outstanding debt. The area later became Pennsylvania.
- 1789 – The first meeting of the new Congress under the new U.S Constitution took place in New York City.
- 1830 – Former President John Quincy Adams returned to Congress as a representative from Massachusetts. He was the first ex-president ever to return to the House and served eight consecutive terms.
- 1920 – The Volstead Act and the 18th Amendment were passed.
- 1933 – Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and delivered his first inaugural address attempting to restore public confidence during the Great Depression, stating, “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” His cabinet appointments included the first woman to a Cabinet post, Secretary of Labor – Frances Perkins.
- 2012 – Putin Declared Victory in Russian Presidential Election.
People and Justice
- 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.
- 1994 – Four Muslim Extremists are convicted of the World Trade Center bombing on February 26th, 1993.
Travel & Business
- 1936 – German airship Hindenburg‘s First Official Flight took place on this day.
- 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.
- 1989 – U.S.A. Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. had announced to merge.
- 2005 – United Nations released a report warning that HIV virus could become an epidemic in Africa with up to 90 million Africans infected unless action taken.
- 2008 – YouTube faced criticism and possibly criminal charges for making it too easy for people to upload violent or sexually explicit content to the Internet.
Birth Anniversaries (4 March)
- 1394 – Henry the Navigator, Portuguese prince noted for his patronage of voyages of discovery among the Madeira Islands and along the western coast of Africa.
- 1678 – Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer and violinist.
- 1746 – Revolutionary war hero Casimir Pulaski was born in Poland.
- 1877 – African-American inventor Garrett Morgan who invented the ‘three-position traffic signal’ was born on this day.
- 1929 – Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor best known for his interpretations of Gustav Mahler, Anton Bruckner, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Liszt.
Death Anniversaries (4 March)
- 1193 – Saladin, Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Palestine, founder of the Ayyūbid dynasty, and the most famous of Muslim heroes.
- 1916 – Franz Marc, German painter and printmaker who is known for the intense mysticism of his paintings of animals.
- 1939 – Lala Har Dayal, Indian revolutionary and scholar who was dedicated to the removal of British influence in India.
- 1963 – William Carlos Williams, American poet who succeeded in making the ordinary appear extraordinary through the clarity and discreteness of his imagery.
- 1976 – Walter Schottky, German physicist whose research in solid-state physics and electronics yielded many devices that now bear his name.
- 2009 – American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote—who evoked American life in beautifully observed minimal stories and was perhaps best known for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird—died in Connecticut.
What Special Day is Today: 4 March
- International GM’s Day – (GM = Game Masters)
- World Day of Prayer – March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
- Shabbat Across America/Canada – March 4, 2022
- National Grammar Day
- National Sons Day
- National Speech and Debate Education Day – March 4, 2022 (First Friday in March)
We hope this article fascinated you to find out what special day is today. This day holds the importance of so many things.
As we observe the causes it stands for, we wish this day to be as special and great for all of you.
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