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March 4th History

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March 4th In Pop Culture History

March 4th should be a military holiday.

1193 - Saladin [Salah ed-Din]) Yusuf ibn Ayyub (52) Kurdish sultan of Egypt and Syria (1175-1193) died.

1519 - Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and its wealth.

1789 - The federal government under the US Constitution began, replacing the Articles of Confederation.

1826 - The first chartered railroad in the US was chartered as the Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachusetts.

1837 - The city of Chicago was incorporated.

1853 - Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to recite his inauguration address entirely from memory. The speech was 3,329 words long.

March 4, 1866 (fiction) John Carter transported to Mars, John Carter Warlord of Mars, Pulps

1930 - The Coolidge Dam on Gila River in Arizona was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge.

1944 - Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., was executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in New York.

March 4, 1945 (fiction) Captain America crashed in Greenland and ended up frozen, Marvel Cinematic Universe

1966 - John Lennon was quoted as saying "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink... We're more popular than Jesus now," in reference to religion fading in the western world.

1967 - #1 Hit March 4, 1967 - March 10, 1967: The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

1975 - The first People's Choice Awards was shown on CBS.

1975 - People magazine was published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.

1978 - #1 Hit March 4, 1978 - March 17, 1978: Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water

1982 - Police Squad! premiered on ABC, lasting 6 episodes, but the concept was made into several very successful "Naked Gun" feature films

1985 - Robotech premiered, in syndication.

1989 - #1 Hit March 4, 1989 - March 24, 1989: Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes

1999 - Broadway Show - Annie Get Your Gun (Musical) March 4, 1999

2000 - #1 Hit March 4, 2000 - March 17, 2000: Lonestar - Amazed

March 4th
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Antonio Vivaldi (1678, d.1741)
Maude Fealy (1881, d.1971)
Violet MacMillian (1887, d.1953)
Rafela Ottiano (1888, d.1942)
Pearl White (1889)
Harold Berens (1903)
John Scarne (1903, d,1985)
Joseph Schmidt (1904, d.1942)
Chief Tahachee (1904, d.1978)
Edgar Barrier (1907)
John Garfield (1913, d.1952)
Willie Johnson (1913, d.1995)
Alan MacNaughtan (1920, d.2002)
Joan Greenwood (1921)
Richard E. Cunha (1922, d.2005)
Martha O'Driscoll (1922, d.1998)
Dina Pathak (1922)
Paul Mauriat (1925, d.2006)
Fran Warren (1926, d.2013)
Thayer David (1927)
Wally Bruner (1931, d.1997)
Miriam Makeba (1932)
Ann Burton (1933)
Barbara McNair (1934)
Jane Goodall (1934)
John Duffey (1934)
Anne Haney (1934, d.2001)
Nancy Whiskey (1935, d.2003)
Eric Allandale (1936)
Angus MacLise (1938)
Paula Prentiss (1939)
Carlos Vereza (1939)
Kas Garas (1940)
John Aprea (1941)
John Hancock (1941)
Mary Wilson (1944)
Bobby Womack (1944)
Dieter Meier (1945)
Jamie Tirelli (1945)
Frank Novak (1945)
Robert Raymond (1946)
David Franzoni (1947)
Jan Garbarek (1947)
Gunnar Hansen (1947)
Gwen Welles (1947, d,1993)
Chris Squire (1948)
Shakin' Stevens (1948)
Carroll Baker (1949)
Emilo Estefan (1950)
Olfelia Medina (1950)
Billy Gibbons (1950)
Chris Rea (1951)
Ronn Moss (1952)
Kay Lenz (1953)
Scott Hicks (1953)
Adrian Zmed (1954)
Catherine O'Hara (1954)
Dominque Pinon (1955)
Kermit Driscoll (1956)
Patricia Heaton (1958)
Kelly Lynch (1959)
Russell Todd (1960)
Mykelti Williamson (1960)
Steve Weber (1961)
Lolo Ferrari (1962, d.2000)
David Sparrow (1962)
Jason Newsted (1963)
Janey Lee Grace (1963)
Daniel Roebuck (1963)
Stacy Edwards (1965)
Paul W.S. Anderson (1965)
Patrick Hannan (1966)
Steve Bastoni (1966)
Grand Puba (1966)
Wash West (1966)
Evan Dando (1968)
Patsy Kensit (1968)
Chaz Bono (1969)
Frank Nicotero (1969)
Patrick Roach (1969)
Shavar Ross (1971)
Nick Stabile (1971)
Ivy Queen (1972)
Len Wiseman (1973)
Hawksley Workman (1975)
Scott Sturgeon (1976)
Jason Marsalis (1977)
Rachel Roberts (1978)
Joe Fratelli (1979)
Donny Tourette (1981)
Adam Deacon (1983)
Whitney Port (1985)
Margo Harshman (1986)
Erin Heatherton (1989)
Andrew Bowen (1990)
Diandra Newlin (1991)
Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993)
Jenna Boyd (1993)
Alice Jones (1993)
Abigail Mavity (1993)
Yves Michel-Beneche (1993)
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