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 This day in History - March 4
407 Historic Events for March 4
1819

Charles Oberthur, composer

Birth
1825

John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

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1826

John Buford, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1826

1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass

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1828

Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1829

Unruly crowd mobs White House during Pres Jackson inaugural ball

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1829

Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president

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1830

V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice

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1831

Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82

Death
1834

Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer

Birth
1835

Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)

Birth
1835

HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepci¢n

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1837

City of Chicago incorporates

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1837

Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

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1837

Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American

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1838

Paul Lacome, composer

Birth
1839

Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72

Death
1841

Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)

Birth
1841

Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance," premieres in London

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1841

Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

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1844

Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)

Birth
1845

James K Polk inaugrated at 11th president

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1848

Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution

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1849

US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd

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1851

Michael Henkel, composer, dies at 70

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