On This Day in History - March 4
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 4|
1791 March 4
Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
1850 March 4
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
1861 March 4
The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted.
1882 March 4
Britain's first electric trams run in east London.
1890 March 4
The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.
1913 March 4
First Balkan War: The Greek army engages the Turks at Bizani, resulting in victory two days later.
1924 March 4
"Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
1941 March 4
World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.
1944 March 4
World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
1957 March 4
The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
1974 March 4
People magazine is published for the first time.
1977 March 4
Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1983 March 4
Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
1985 March 4
The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
1996 March 4
A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.
2001 March 4
4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 1 person. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
2009 March 4
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.