March 4 in History

March 4 in Pop Culture History

March 4th is…
Benjamin Harrison Day
Courageous Follower Day
Dance The Waltz Day
Game Master Appreciation Day
National Grammar Day
Holy Experiment Day
National Hug a G.I. Day
March Forth
Marching Band Day
World Obesity Day
National Pound Cake Day
International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Snack Day
Sons Day
Toy Soldier Day

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.

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 an electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in New York.

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 six 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 – Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 4, 1999, and Closed  on September 1, 2001 (revival)

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

2005 – The Pacifier debuted in theaters.

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