On This Day in History, March 04

If you love to read about new discoveries, facts, and inventions e.t.c, historical documentation will come in handy. Check out our list of events that happened on March 4 in history and made headlines.

  • 1766 – The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
  • 1826 – The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered.
  • 1877 – Emile Berliner invented the microphone.
  • 1902 – The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.
  • 1917 – Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
  • 1930 – Emma Fahning became the first woman bowler to bowl a perfect game in a competition.
  • 1952 – U.S. President Harry Truman dedicated the “Courier,” the first seagoing radio broadcasting station.
  • 1954 – In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first successful kidney transplant.
  • 1954 – The U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles warned about the spread of communism around the world.
  • 1962- A total of 111 people riding aboard the British DC-7C airliner lost their lives when it crashed.
  • 1966- UK John Lennon quote in an interview upset Americans.
  • 1952 – U.S. President Harry Truman dedicated the “Courier,” the first seagoing radio broadcasting station.
  • 1975 -At 86 years old and confined to a wheelchair, actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth to become Sir Charles Chaplin.
  • 1989 -Time, Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. announced their plan to merge.
  • 1997 -U.S. President Clinton stopped federal spending on human cloning.
  • 1999 -Monica Lewinsky’s book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
  • 2005 -Martha Stewart was released from a federal prison in West Virginia, after serving five months for lying about her sale of ImClone stock in 2001.
  • 2005 -United Nations released a report that emphasized action be taken to prevent HIV from becoming an epidemic in Africa.
  • 2009 -Ted Kennedy was offered an honorary knighthood.
  • 2014 -Maori King Tuheitia declined to meet up with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their upcoming tour of New Zealand.


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