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Calendar for March 4th, 2013

Every Year

  • Vermont Admission Day

  • 1670s

  • Born 1678: Antonio Vivaldi (composer)

  • 1680s

  • 1681: William Penn was given a charter for lands in the New World by King Charles II

  • 1750s

  • Born 1754: Benjamin Waterhouse (physician)

  • 1780s

  • 1789: The first Congress met in NY

  • 1790s

  • 1791: Vermont became the 14th state of the Union

  • 1793: George Washington was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States in Philadelphia; John Adams became Vice President. George Washington's second inaugural address was the shortest on record--135 words. It took him only two minutes to read it.

  • 1797: John Adams was inaugurated as the second U.S. President; Thomas Jefferson became Vice President

  • 1800s

  • 1801: Thomas Jefferson became the first president to be inaugurated in the new U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.; Aaron Burr became Vice President

  • 1809: James Madison inaugurated as 4th U.S. President

  • 1810s

  • 1817: James Monroe inaugurated as 5th U.S. President

  • 1820s

  • 1825: John Quincy Adams inaugurated as 6th U.S. President

  • 1829: Andrew Jackson inaugurated as the 7th U.S. President

  • 1830s

  • 1831: John Quincy Adams returned to the House of Representatives. He was the first former president to do so and served for nine consecutive terms

  • 1837: Martin Van Buren inaugurated as the 8th U.S. President

  • 1840s

  • 1841: William H. Harrison inaugurated as 9th U.S. President; upon his death a month later, the vice president, John Tyler, became the 10th U.S. President

  • 1845: James Polk inaugurated as 11th U.S. President

  • 1850s

  • 1853: Franklin Pierce became the 14th U.S. President

  • 1857: James Buchanan became the 15th U.S. President

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Abraham Lincoln became the 16th U.S. President

  • 1865: Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term as U.S. President; Vice President, Andrew Johnson

  • 1869: Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th U.S. President

  • 1880s

  • Born 1888: Knute Rockne (football coach)

  • 1889: Benjamin Harrison was sworn in as the 23rd U.S. President

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: John Garfield (actor)

  • 1917: Rep. Jeanette Rankin became first woman in Congress

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: Alan Sillitoe (novelist)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Alice Mitchell Rivlin (government official)

  • Born 1932: Miriam Makeba (singer)

  • 1933: In his first inaugural speech, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told his fellow Americans that, ". . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

  • Born 1934: Barbara McNair (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: Kay Lenz (actress)

  • Born 1954: Catherine O'Hara (actress)

  • Born 1958: Patricia Heaton (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Nuclear-power plant began operation in Antarctica

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Jason Sellers (country singer)

  • 1977: Earthquake destroyed parts of Bucharest Romania, and nearby area, leaving 1,500 dead

  • 1979: Voyager I spacecraft revealed rings of Jupiter

  • 1980s

  • Born 1982: Landon Donovan (soccer player)

  • 1982: Bertha Wilson becomes the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada

  • 1989: Machinists strike Eastern Airlines. Pilots and flight attendants honor picket lines

  • 1990s

  • Born 1990: Andrea Bowen (actress)

  • Died 1994: John Candy (comedian)

  • Died 1996: Minnie Pearl (comedienne & singer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: George Pake (computer pioneer)

  • Died 2009: Horton Foote (playwright & screenwriter)


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