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EUScMd1540Mar04Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries second wife
SPScLc1570Mar04King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
NE????1590Mar04Maurice of Orange’s ship reaches Breda
GBScRn1611Mar04George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
GBScGv1629Mar04England grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
NAScCm1634Mar04Samuel Cole1 opens the first tavern (Three Mariners) in Boston
GBScGv1644Mar04England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
??????1665Mar04King Charles II of England declares war on Netherlands
GBSeAy1675Mar04John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England
GBScGv1681Mar04King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania
EUMvRl1699Mar04Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
??????1741Mar04English fleet under Admiral Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena
GBSeAy1774Mar04First sighting of Orion nebula by William Herschel
NACfAr1776Mar04American forces occupy Dorchester Heights
NAScGv1789Mar04First Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
NAScGv   U.S. Constitution goes into effect
NAScGv1791Mar04First Jewish member of U.S. Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
NAScGv   President George Washington calls the U.S. Senate into its first special session
NAScGv   Vermont admitted as 14th state (first addition to the 13 colonies)
PASeBy1792Mar04Oranges introduced to Hawaii
??????1793Mar04French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Netherlands
NAMeSp   George Washington’s second inauguration, shortest speech (135 words) of any president
NAScGv1797Mar04John Adams inaugurated as second US president
FRScRn1798Mar04Catholic women [in Alsace? -ed] forced to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews [-ed: 1791?]
NAScGv1801Mar04Thomas Jefferson inaugurated as third president. Outgoing John Adams does not attend, becoming the first of only three presidents to do so
NAScGv1809Mar04James Madison becomes first president inaugurated in American-made clothes
NAScGv1822Mar04Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city
NAScGv1825Mar04John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
NAScGw1826Mar04First U.S. Railroad chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachsetts
NAScGv1829Mar04Andrew Jackson inaugurated as seventh president
NAScGv   Unruly crowd of 20,000 mobs White House during President Andrew Jackson’s inaugural ball
ITMeMu1830Mar04Vincenzo Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi premieres in Venice
SAMvEx1835Mar04HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion
NAScGw1837Mar04City of Chicago incorporates
NAScGv   Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
NAMePr   Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
GBMeTh1841Mar04Dion Boucicault’s London Assurance premieres in London
NAMeSp   Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
NAScGv1845Mar04James K. Polk inaugrated at 11th president
EUScGv1848Mar04Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
NAScGv1849Mar04U.S. has no president, James K. Polk’s term ended on a Sunday, Zachary Taylor can’t be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison’s (President pro tem) term ended on March 3rd
NEScRn1853Mar04Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
NAScGv   William R. King (D) sworn in as 13th U.S. Vice President




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