Today is Sunday, March 4, 2018.
1394 Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese exploration.
1678 Antonio Vivaldi, late Baroque violin virtuoso and composer.
1888 Knute Rockne
1932 Miriam Makeba
1939 Paula Prentiss
1948 Chris Squire
1962 Patsy Kensit
1969 Chastity Bono
1675 John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England.
1789 Congress declares the Constitution to be in effect.
1791 Vermont admitted as 14th state.
1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii.
1793 Shortest inauguration speech, 133 words, Washington (2nd time).
1801 Jefferson is the first President inaugurated in Washington, DC.
1826 First US railroad chartered, the Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass.
1841 Longest inauguration speech, 8443 words, William Henry Harrison.
1861 Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag
1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded.
1933 Roosevelt inaugurated, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
1934 Easter Cross on Mt. Davidson dedicated.
1955 First radio facsimile transmission is sent across the continent.
1959 Pioneer 4 makes first US lunar flyby.
1968 Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
1977 First CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped to Los Alamos Labs, NM
1979 US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
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