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 This day in History - March 4
407 Historic Events for March 4
1881

James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

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1881

South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire

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1881

California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation

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1881

Holmes and Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet," 1st case together

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1883

Alexander H Stephens, VP Confederate States, dies at 71

Death
1883

John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi

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1885

Gilbert and Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London

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1885

Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Cura‡ao)

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1885

Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War

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1888

Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88

Death
1888

Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)

Birth
1889

Pearl White, [Victoria], US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline)

Birth
1889

Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

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1891

Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)

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1893

Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US president (2nd term)

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1893

Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe

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1894

Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed

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1895

Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin

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1897

Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball

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1897

William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

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1900

Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)

Birth
1901

Jean-Joseph Rab‚arivelo, Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orph‚e)

Birth
1901

Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)

Birth
1901

Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends

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1901

President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president

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