#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 the first constitution of its kind, and has influenced the constitutions of many other nations.
A curiosity? Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times.
1801 👉🏼 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. 🇺🇸
1861 👉🏼 Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th US President 🇺🇸
1870 👉🏼 On command of Politician Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Métis must be taken seriously. As a political and spiritual leader of the Metis people of the Canadian prairies, Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government, seeking to preserve Metis rights and culture. He was arrested and charged with treason before being executed in 1885.
1895 👉🏼 Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin 🇩🇪
1902 👉🏼 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago 🚘
1918 👉🏼 First recorded case of Spanish flu at Funston Army Camp, Kanas. It is the start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million people. 💀
1922 👉🏼 1st vampire film Nosferatu premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula 🧛♂️
1924 👉🏼 “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny 🎂
1933 👉🏼 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” 🇺🇸
1936 👉🏼 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in the United States.
Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities. One worker on the ground was also killed, making a total of 36 dead. The disaster, caught on newsreel coverage and in photographs shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger carrying Zeppelins and marked the end of the airship era.
1975 👉🏼 Charlie Chaplin was knighted at Buckingham Palace 🎥
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2009 👉🏼 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted 🇸🇩