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This Day in History: March 4

March 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1519 - Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
  2. 1789 - In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress.
  3. 1791 - Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state.
  4. 1917 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
  5. 1986 - The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Antonio Vivaldi (Italian violinist and composer), Theodore Judah (American engineer, founded the Central Pacific Railroad), Carl Josef Bayer (Austrian chemist), Richard C. Tolman (American physicist and chemist), Charles Herbert Colvin (American engineer, co-founded the Pioneer Instrument Company)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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