Friday, March 4, 2016

Today in History: Friday, March 04, 2016

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On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th president.
 
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1681England's King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area of land that later became Pennsylvania.
1789The Constitution went into effect as the first Congress met in New York City.
1791Vermont became the 14th state.
1837The Illinois state legislature granted a city charter to Chicago.
1913Woodrow Wilson was sworn as the 28th president of the United States.
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1917Republican Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1933Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president, pledging to lead the country out of the Great Depression.
Audio LinkRoosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

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1933Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in the Cabinet when she took over as secretary of labor.
1952Actors Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in North Hollywood, Calif.
1987President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.
1989Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. announced plans to merge.
1997President Bill Clinton barred spending federal money on human cloning. 
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2012Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russia's presidential election to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry turns 66 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Paula PrentissActress78
Chris SquireRock musician (Yes)68
Emilio EstefanMusician (Miami Sound Machine)63
Catherine O'HaraActress62
Patricia HeatonActress ("The Middle," "Everybody Loves Raymond")58
Steven WeberActor55
Stacy EdwardsActress ("Chicago Hope")51
Landon DonovanSoccer player34
Whitney PortTV personality ("The Hills")31
Andrea BowenActress ("Desperate Housewives")26
Chaz Bono, son of Sonny and Cher ("Dancing With the Stars") turns 47 years old today.
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