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 This day in History - March 4
407 Historic Events for March 4
1754

Benjamin Waterhouse, physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)

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1757

Ignaz Malzat, composer

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1765

Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)

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1766

Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)

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1773

Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer

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1774

1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)

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1782

Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)

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1789

Pavel P Gagarin, Russ monarch

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1789

1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

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1791

Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session

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1791

1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office

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1791

Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)

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1792

Oranges introduced to Hawaii

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1793

Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44

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1793

Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)

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1793

French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth

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1794

Henri D count de Larochejacquelin, Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21

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1797

John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

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1798

John Joseph Abercrombie, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1877

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1798

Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews

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1801

1st president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

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1804

Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies

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1805

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, dies at 79

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1809

Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes

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1813

Wijnand J J Nuijen, romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)

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