#March 4, 1975: Charlie Chaplin was knighted at Buckingham Palace

Charlie Chaplin was knighted at Buckingham Palace on this day, March 4 1975, to become Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE. At the time he was 85. Even though the countless fans of the British-born comic actor had been pressing for such recognition over many years, controversy in his past life kept Charlie off the roll of honour for a long time. Foreign Office papers from 1956, which were kept secret until 2002, revealed that the silent screen star had been shelved partly because he was considered to be a communist…

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#TodayInHistory – March 4

March 4 – Some Important Events on this day 1152 👉🏼 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor 1238 👉🏼 Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance 1789 👉🏼 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps). The supreme law of the United States of America, the US Constitution was drafted by the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention which took place between May 25 and September 17, 1787. It was…

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