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March 4: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On March 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s sixty-third day (sixty-fourth in leap years) commemorates Vermont’s admission as the fourteenth state, the 11th Amendment’s passage, and the establishment of the United States Department of Labor.

Pisces is the zodiac sign for March 4th. Steven Weber, Whitney Port, and Brooklyn Beckham are all born on March 4th. National Grammar Day and National Hug a G.I. Day are both celebrated on March 4th.

Event

(March 04, 1890)
The Duke of Rothesay, afterwards King Edward VII, opens the Forth Bridge in Scotland, which is the longest bridge in the United Kingdom at 8,094 feet (2,467 metres).

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(March 04, 1933)
Frances Perkins, a government official, was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Labor during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration; she was the first woman to be appointed to a cabinet position.

(March 04, 1933)
Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States on this day in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, and later led the country out of the Depression and to victory in World War II.

(March 04, 2009)
Horton Foote, an American playwright and screenwriter best known for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, died in Connecticut. He captured American life in wonderfully observed simple stories.

(March 04, 2020)
Nik Wallenda is the first person to walk across Nicaragua's Masaya Volcano.

(Died on March 04, 2020)
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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