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Today in history: March 4

March 4 is the 64th day of the year. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. March 4 is the 64th day of the year. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year.
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March 4 is the 64th day of the year. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year.

Here are several events that happened on this date:

1789: First U.S. Congress meets in New York, putting Constitution into effect.

1791: Vermont is admitted as 14th U.S. state.

1837: The city of Chicago is incorporated.

1861: Confederate States of America adopt first national flag, known as Stars and Bars.

1888: Legendary football coach Knute Rockne is born in Voss, Norway.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes last U.S. president inaugurated on March 4. (The date is later moved to January 20)

1974: People magazine is published for first time as People Weekly. Actress Mia Farrow is on first cover.

1996: Comedienne and Grand 'Ole Opry member Minnie Pearl dies in Nashville, Tennessee at age 83.

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