Today In History: 4th March 2019

Today is Monday, March 4th, the 63rd day of 2019. There are 302 days left in the year.

Today In History: 4th March 2019

Today’s Highlight in History:

Events:

1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president.

1791: Vermont became the 14th state.

1793: George Washington was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States during a ceremony in Philadelphia.

1865: President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term of office; with the end of the Civil War in sight, Lincoln declared: “With malice toward none, with charity for all.”

1913: The “Buffalo nickel” officially went into circulation.

1925: President Calvin Coolidge’s inauguration was broadcast live on 21 radio stations coast-to-coast.

1952: Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California.

1974: The first issue of People magazine, then called People Weekly, was published by Time-Life Inc.; on the cover was actress Mia Farrow.

1977: Some 1,500 people were killed in an earthquake that shook southern and eastern Europe.

1987: President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had “deteriorated” into an arms-for-hostages deal.

1994: In New York, four extremists were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Actor-comedian John Candy died in Durango, Mexico, at age 43.

1998: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender.

2005, Martha Stewart, imprisoned for five months for her role in a stock scandal, left federal prison to start five months of home confinement.

Birthdays:

Former Congressional Budget Office director Alice Rivlin is 88.

Actress Paula Prentiss is 81.

Movie director Adrian Lyne is 78.

Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 71.

Author James Ellroy is 71.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is 69.

Singer Chris Rea is 68.

Actor/rock singer-musician Ronn Moss is 67.

 

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