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“The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.” ~Bill Clinton
March 4 observes:
Explorer arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean (1493).
arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth (1519).
Charles II grants a land charter to for the area that will later become Pennsylvania (1681).
In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the into effect (1789).
is admitted as the 14th U.S. State (1791).
The to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress (1794).
In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington (1797).
is incorporated as a city (1837).
First national flag of the (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted (1861).
is inaugurated for his first term as President of the United States (1861).
The Idaho Territory is created as a political division of the United States (1863).
receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Anna Sobeshchanskaya as Odette in Julius Reisinger's original production of Swan Lake, pictured (1877).
first electric trams run in east London (1882).
unveils his first automobile which he test runs in Esslingen and Cannstatt, Germany (1887).
The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 520 miles long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII (1890).
In Chicago, the is established (1902).
of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives (1917).
Hot Spring National Park established (1923).
becomes the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio (1925).
becomes the first native-
The British Viceroy of India, Governor-
TV premier of ‘The Dick Cavett Show” (1968).
The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences announces the formation of the Television Academy Hall of Fame (1984).
The approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States (1985).
The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of
U.S. President bans federally funded human cloning research (1997).
but permits government-
The (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President
Omar Hassan al-
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