On This Date In 306 Saint Adrian or Adrian of Nicomedia, was a Herculian Guard of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian. After becoming a convert to Christianity with his wife Natalia, Adrian was martyred at Nicomedia on March 4, 306.
On This Date In 1152 Frederick I Barbarossa (1122 - 10 June 1190) was a German Holy Roman Emperor. He was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152.
On This Date In 1238 The 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.
On This Date In 1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrived back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Nina from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
On This Date In 1519 Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
On This Date In 1628 The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
On This Date In 1665 English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands, marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
On This Date In 1681 Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn for the area that would later become Pennsylvania.
On This Date In 1776 The Fortification of Dorchester Heights by The Continental Army, a decisive action early in the American Revolutionary War that precipitated the end of the siege of Boston and the withdrawal of British troops from that city, took place under the command of George Washington.
On This Date In 1789 Government under the U.S. Constitution began. The first session of the U.S. Congress was held in New York. Of the 22 senators and 59 representatives called to represent the 11 states who had ratified the document, only 9 senators and 13 representatives showed up to begin negotiations for its amendment.
On This Date In 1791 Vermont joined the Federal union as the fourteenth state, and was the first to enter the Union after the original thirteen colonies.
On This Date In 1829 Andrew Jackson upheld an inaugural tradition begun by Thomas Jefferson and hosted an open house at the White House. This tradition continued until several assassination attempts heightened security concerns. The trend ended in 1885 when Grover Cleveland opted instead to host a parade, which he viewed in safety from a grandstand set up in front of the White House.
On This Date In 1837 Chicago received its first city charter, which divided the city into six wards, allowed for a mayor elected to a one-year term, and legally incorporated Chicago as a municipality.
On This Date In 1861 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States. Although he extended an olive branch to the South, he also made it clear that he intended to enforce federal laws in the seceded states.
On This Date In 1865 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. He concluded his remarks with the following stirring statement: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right...let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wound...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Within six weeks, the war was over and an assassin had killed Abraham Lincoln.
On This Date In 1899 The Stanley Cup passed from the Montreal Victorias to the Montreal Shamrocks (changing their name from the Montreal Crystals prior to the 1895-96 season as they became affiliated with the Shamrock AAA) as champions of the league.
On This Date In 1905 Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 26th president of the United States. The energetic Republican President had taken his first oath of office upon the death of President McKinley, who died of an assassin's gunshot wounds on September 14, 1901. Mr. Roosevelt had been President himself for three years at the election of 1904. The inaugural celebration was the largest and most diverse of any in memory: cowboys, Indians (including the Apache Chief Geronimo), coal miners, soldiers, and students were some of the groups represented.
On This Date In 1912 Dodger owner Charles Ebbets broke ground in Brooklyn for Ebbets Field.
On This Date In 1913 With trouble brewing between the great nations of Europe, Thomas Woodrow Wilson took office as the 28th president of the United States in Washington, D.C.
On This Date In 1918 The 1918 flu pandemic (the Spanish Flu) was an influenza pandemic that spread widely across the world. World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. This pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands.
On This Date In 1939 Ronald Reagan Appears as Lieutenant 'Brass' Bancroft in "Secret Service of the Air", the first in a series of four films featuring the character: Transport pilot, "Brass" Bancroft, former U.S.Navy pilot.
On This Date In 1944 The U.S. Eighth Air Force launched the first American bombing raid against the German capital of Berlin. The initial American attack was considered "none too successful" (as recorded in the official history of U.S. Army Air Force). Subsequent attacks were more effective.
On This Date In 1946 The FDA Approved Parke-Davis's Benadryl, an antihistamine used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
On This Date In 1946 Frank Sinatra released his first studio album, "The Voice of Frank Sinatra".
On This Date In 1950 Cinderella, an American animated feature produced by Walt Disney and based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, was released. Twelfth in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film had a limited release on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures.
On This Date In 1952 Actor and future President Ronald Reagan married his second wife, actress Nancy Davis (whose real name is Anne Frances Robbins). The couple wed in Los Angeles at the Little Brown Church in the Valley.
On This Date In 1952 Ernest Hemingway completed his short novel The Old Man and the Sea. Writing his publisher the same day, he said he had finished the book and that it was the best writing he had ever done. The critics agreed: The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and became one of his bestselling works.
On This Date In 1962 A Trans-African DC-7 crashed on takeoff in Douala, Cameroon. A simple mechanical failure doomed the flight and its 111 passengers and crew. This was the first single-airplane disaster in history in which more than 100 people died.
On This Date In 1970 The French submarine Eurydice exploded underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.
On This Date In 1975 Charlie Chaplin was knighted at age eighty-five as a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
On This Date In 2001 Through March 11, 2001, The Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in Alaska.
On This Date In 2010 A stampede in a religious festival at a Hindu temple in Pratapgarh district, northern India, killed at least 63 people.
On This Date In ? there are many United States inaugurations that took place on March 4 - a limited number of entries were provided here.
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Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. Brian Tracy
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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. 1 Jeremiah 17:7
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