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Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 Brazzaville arms dump blasts: A series of explosions is reported at a munitions dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, with at least 250 people dead. //in.reuters.com/article/2012/03/04/congo-explosions-idINDEE82304620120304 (Reuters), //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17249480 (BBC)
A series of explosions are reported at a munitions dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, with at least 250 people dead.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A bomb explodes outside a mosque in Peshawar in the Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with casualties feared. //en.trend.az/regions/world/ocountries/1840113.html?utm_source=twitterfeedutm_medium=twitter (DPA via "Trends")

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Uganda buries its dead from Monday night's mudslide which destroyed three villages near Bududa. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8549742.stm (BBC)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese PresidentOmar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
President Asif Ali Zardari says Pakistan will not negotiate with the extremist Taliban and terrorists. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7922696.stm (BBC)
The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for a five-year caign of violence in Darfur. //www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/03/04/sudan.president.darfur.charges/ (CNN)

Saturday, March 4, 2006

The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.

Friday, March 4, 2005

The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by U.S. soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of 1 passenger and injuring 2 more.

Monday, March 4, 2002

2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission. Around local time a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, causing a soldier to fall out and damaging a hydraulic line. The helicopter made an emergency landing a half-mile away. A second helicopter on the mission picked up the first helicopter's crew and flew to where the crew member had fallen. The soldiers soon came under heavy fire, and six were killed. The remaining soldiers returned fire and retrieved the bodies before returning to base.
Ansett Australia, one of the oldest airlines in the world and the second largest in Australia, ceases operation after collapsing financially. This event also marks the largest job loss in Australian history.

Saturday, March 4, 2000

The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan, and in North America. Several months later it becomes the best-selling game console of all time.

Thursday, March 4, 1999

In a military court, United States Marine Corps Captain Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the Italian Alps, when his low-flying jet hit a gondola cable.

Tuesday, March 4, 1997

In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers overrun a military base and kill more than 200.
U.S. President Bill Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning.
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Pablo Picasso's "Tête de Femme" is stolen from a London gallery (recovered a week later).
The Phoenix Lights are seen over Phoenix, AZ.
The President of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan, dies in office.
The National People\'s Congress of the People's Republic of China creates a new Chongqing Municipality, out of part of Sichuan.

Thursday, March 4, 1993

Authorities announce the capture of suspected World Trade Center bombing conspirator Mohammad Salameh.

Wednesday, March 4, 1992

the Supreme Court of Algeria bans the Islamic Salvation Front, which was poised to win control of the Parliament of Algeria in runoff elections.

Wednesday, March 4, 1987

U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran-Contra Affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had 'deteriorated' into an arms-for-hostages deal.

Tuesday, March 4, 1986

The "Today" national tabloid newspaper is launched in the United Kingdom, pioneering the use of computer photosetting and full-colour offset printing, at a time when British national newspapers still use Linotypemachines and letterpress.

Monday, March 4, 1985

The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then to screen all blood donations in the United States.

Tuesday, March 4, 1980

Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

Sunday, March 4, 1979

The U.S. Voyager I spaceprobe photos reveal Jupiter's rings.

Friday, March 4, 1977

The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake kills 1,500.

Thursday, March 4, 1971

The southern part of Quebec, and especially Montreal, receive 16½ (42 cm) of snow in what becomes known as the Century's Snowstorm ("la tempête du siècle").

Wednesday, March 4, 1964

"New York Times Co. v Sullivan" (376 US 254 1964): The United States Supreme Court rules that under the First Amendment, speech criticizing political figures cannot be censored.
The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted by a federal jury of tering with a federal jury in 1962.
Soviet military forces shoot down an unarmed reconnaissance bomber that had strayed into East Germany the 3 U.S. flyers parachute to safety.
Malcolm X, suspended from the Nation of Islam, says in New York City that he is forming a black nationalist party.
Constantine II becomes King of Greece, upon the death of his father King Paul.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Ambassador to South Vietnam, wins the New HshireRepublican primary.

Monday, March 4, 1963

In Paris, 6 people are sentenced to death for conspiring to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle. De Gaulle pardons 5 of them but the other conspirator is executed by firing squad a few days later.

Monday, March 4, 1957

United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent nation of Ghana.
Standard Poor's first publishes the SP 500 guide.

Tuesday, March 4, 1947

Treaty of Dunkirk (coming into effect 8 September) signed between the United Kingdom and France providing for mutual assistance in the event of attack.

Monday, March 4, 1946

C.G.E. Mannerheim resigns as president of Finland.

Sunday, March 4, 1945

Football club FC Red Star (in Serbian: "FK Crvena Zvezda") formed in Belgrade, Yougoslavia.
Resistance fighters ambush and attempt to execute SS general Hanns Albin Rauter, the arch-persecutor of the Dutch.
In the United Kingdom, The Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army's Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service as a truck driver/mechanic.
A Communist-led government is formed in Romania under Petru Groza following Soviet intervention.

Saturday, March 4, 1944

In Ossining, New York, Louis Buchalter, the leader of 1930s crime syndicate Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing, along with Emanuel Weiss, and Louis Capone.

Thursday, March 4, 1943

The 15th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

WWII: Operation Claymore - British Commandos carry out a successful raid on the Lofoten Islands off the north coast of Norway.

Wednesday, March 4, 1931

The British viceroy of India and Mohandas Gandhi negotiate.

Friday, March 4, 1927

A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes that have been hired by major companies to stake claims.

Saturday, March 4, 1922

The movie Nosferatu was released.

Tuesday, March 4, 1919

Communist International (“Comintern”) founded.

Monday, March 4, 1918

A soldier at C Fuston, Kansas falls sick with the first confirmed case of the Spanish flu.

Saturday, March 4, 1905

Friday, March 4, 1904

Russo-Japanese War: Russian troops in Korea retreat toward Manchuria, followed by 100,000 Japanese troops.

Saturday, March 4, 1899

Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland. A 12 m wave reaches up to 5 km inland, leaving over 400 dead.
"Bayer" registers aspirin as a trademark.
Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin.

Thursday, March 4, 1897

Monday, March 4, 1895

Japanese troops capture Liaoyang and land in Taiwan.

Saturday, March 4, 1893

Tuesday, March 4, 1890

The longest bridge in Britain, the Forth Bridge (8,296 ft) in Scotland, is opened.

Monday, March 4, 1889

Grover Cleveland, 22nd President of the United States (1885 ndash 1889) is succeeded by Benjamin Harrison (1889–1893).

Friday, March 4, 1887

Gottlieb Daimler unveils his first automobile.

Wednesday, March 4, 1885

Friday, March 4, 1881

Inauguration of James A. Garfield as President of the United States.

Tuesday, March 4, 1873

President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant begins his second term.

Friday, March 4, 1870

Thomas Scott is executed by Louis Riel's provisional government during the Red River Rebellion in modern day ManitobaCanada.

Thursday, March 4, 1869

Saturday, March 4, 1865

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated for a second term Andrew Johnson becomes Vice President.
Washington College and Jefferson College are merged to form Washington Jefferson College.

Wednesday, March 4, 1857

James Buchanan succeeds Franklin Pierce as President of the United States.

Friday, March 4, 1853

Thursday, March 4, 1852

Phi Mu Sorority is founded in Macon Georgia

Sunday, March 4, 1849

Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in office on a Sabbath (Sunday). Urban legend holds that David Rice Atchison, President pro tempore of the United States Senate was President "de jure" for a single day.

Thursday, March 4, 1847

The 30th United States Congress is sworn into office.

Thursday, March 4, 1841

Monday, March 4, 1833

Andrew Jackson is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.

Wednesday, March 4, 1829

Andrew Jackson succeeds John Quincy Adams as the seventh President of the United States of America.

Friday, March 4, 1825

Sunday, March 4, 1821

James Monroe is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.

Tuesday, March 4, 1817

April ndash An earthquake strikes Palermo, Italy.

Thursday, March 4, 1813

James Madison is sworn in as President of the United States, for his second term.

Sunday, March 4, 1810

Peninsular War: The French Army, under the command of André Masséna, retreats from Portugal.

Saturday, March 4, 1809

James Madison succeeds Thomas Jefferson as the President of the United States.

Monday, March 4, 1805

Wednesday, March 4, 1801

Thomas Jefferson succeeds John Adams as President of the United States of America.

Saturday, March 4, 1797

John Adams is sworn in as the second President of the United States of America.

Monday, March 4, 1793

George Washington is sworn in as President of the United States in Philadelphia for his second term.

Friday, March 4, 1791

Vermont is admitted as the 14th U.S. state.

Thursday, March 4, 1790

France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces, in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.

Wednesday, March 4, 1789

At Federal Hall in New York City, the 1st United States Congress meets and declares the new United States Constitution to be in effect.

Monday, March 4, 1776

The American Revolution: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, March 4, 1699

Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany.

Wednesday, March 4, 1665

Saturday, March 4, 1651

5 ndash St. Peter\'s Flood ndash Another storm tide in the North Sea strikes the Netherlands, flooding Amsterdam.

Saturday, March 4, 1645

English Civil War: Prince Rupert leaves Oxford for Bristol.

Sunday, March 4, 1629

Friday, March 4, 1611

Tuesday, February 22, 1519 (Julianian calendar)

Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico

Monday, February 23, 1461 (Julianian calendar)

5 March - Henry VI of England is desposed by the Duke of York during war of the Roses.
The Duke of York seizes London and proclaims himself King Edward IV of England.

Monday, February 25, 1275 (Julianian calendar)

The invading forces of the Yuan Dynasty capture the Song Dynasty city of Suzhou.
Chinese astronomers observe a total eclipse of the Sun in China.
Nestorian monk Rabban Bar Sauma begins his pilgrimage from China towards Jerusalem.
The city of Kunming is made capital of the Yunnan province of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty.
The Japanese eraBun'ei ends, and the Kenji era begins.
Marco Polo purportedly visits Xanadu, Kublai Khan's summer capital of the Yuan Dynasty.
The Japanese era Bun'ei ends, and the Kenji era begins.

Thursday, February 25, 1238 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, February 25, 1215 (Julianian calendar)

King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.

Tuesday, February 26, 1152 (Julianian calendar)

Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.

Wednesday, March 3, 303 (Julianian calendar)

Source: Wikipedia