Friday, March 3, 2017

March 4

  • March 4, 581
    Yang Jian, a Northern Zhou official, murders Zhou royalty and proclaims himself emperor Wen, beginning Sui Dynasty in reunited China after the period of Southern and Northern Dynasties
  • March 4, 1152
    Frederick I Barbarossa is elected German King in Frankfurt
  • March 4, 1193
    Saladin, a Kurdish sultan of Egypt and Syria, dies
  • March 4, 1386
    Jogaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania, is crowned as King of Poland Władysław II by archbishop Bodzanta
  • March 4, 1461
    Henry VI is deposed and the Duke of York is proclaimed King as Edward IV
  • March 4, 1665
    English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands after the Dutch Smyrna fleet open fire on English warships near Dutch colonies, beginning the Second Anglo-Dutch War for control over the seas and trade routes
  • March 4, 1681
    King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for 48,000 square miles that later became Pennsylvania
  • March 4, 1774
    William Herschel becomes the first to sight the Orion Nebula
  • March 4, 1793
    George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time talking the shortest speech with just 133 words
  • March 4, 1797
    Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is inaugurated as second President of United States
  • March 4, 1848
    Statuto Albertino, a Constitution of Kingdom of Sardinia, is proclaimed by King Charles Albert
  • March 4, 1897
    William McKinley is inaugurated as the 25th President of the United States
  • March 4, 1919
    Communist International, also known as the Third International, is established by 52 delegates present from 21 countries on the Founding Congress at the Kremlin, Moscow
  • March 4, 1997
    U.S. President Bill Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning
  • March 4, 2000
    Sony Corporation releases the PlayStation 2 video game system in Japan, selling one million units on the first weekend

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