Today in History: March 4

Today in History: March 4

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1152

Frederick Barbarossa is chosen as emperor and unites the two factions, which emerged in Germany after the death of Henry V.

1461

Henry VI is deposed and the Duke of York is proclaimed King Edward IV.

1634

Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.

1766

The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the cause of bitter and violent opposition in the colonies

1789

The first Congress of the United States meets in New York and declares that the Constitution is in effect.

1791

Vermont is admitted as the 14th state. It is the first addition to the original 13 colonies.

1793

George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time.

1797

Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is sworn in.

1801

Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

1813

The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.

1877

The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of "Swan Lake" in Moscow.

1901

William McKinley is inaugurated president for the second time. Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as vice president.

1904

Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.

1908

The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.

1912

The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.

1914

Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.

1921

Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America's 29th President.

1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.

1944

Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.

1952

North Korea accuses the United nations of using germ warfare.

1963

Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.

1970

Fifty-seven people are killed as the French submarine Eurydice sinks in the Mediterranean Sea.

1975

Queen Elizabeth II knights Charlie Chaplin.

1987

President Reagan takes full responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair in a national address.