Lost and Found – March 4th Edition

What to remember about March 4th…

  • 1766  British Parliament repeals “Stamp Act” that had generated vocal opposition and some violent resistance in the colonies
  • 1776  Under cover of darkness, Continental artillery occupies Dorchester Heights to range on city; Siege of Boston continues
  • 1789  Congress meets in New York City for 1st session under newly ratified Constitution
  • 1791  Vermont becomes 14th state in the Union
  • 1861  Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of a not-so United States; 7 states have already seceded by this date; first shots of the Civil War will be fired at Ft. Sumter in just six weeks time; Confederate states adopt their 1st national flag this day
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R – Montana) takes her seat as 1st woman Representative ever elected to serve in Congress
  • 1944  U.S. 8th Air Force conduct their 1st daylight bombing raids of Berlin
  • 1952  Future 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan marries Nancy Davis in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991  Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah returns to his country for 1st time since Iraqi invasion
  • 1998  SCOTUS rules in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services that sexual harassment on the job is illegal even between persons of the same sex
  • 2008  American writer and game designer Gary Gygax dies (b. 1938); co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game


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