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This Day In History: Mar. 4

This Day in History

1789: The first Congress meets in New York City's Federal Hall.
1791: Vermont is admitted to the Union as the 14th state.
1861: In his first inaugural address, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln rejects the right of secession but attempts to conciliate the South.
1933: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints Frances Perkins the secretary of labor, making her the first woman cabinet member.
1986: Press reports link Austrian Pres. Kurt Waldheim, the former UN secretary-general, to the Nazis in World War II.
1989: Time and Warner Communications announce plans to merge, creating a huge media and entertainment conglomerate.
2003: Two separate bombings by Islamic militants in the Philippines kill 22 and injure more than 150.

Today's Birthdays

1678: Antonio Vivaldi, composer (Italy; died 1741)
1747: Casimir Pulaski, Revolutionary War hero (Winiary, Mazovia, Poland; died 1779)
1888: Knute Rockne, football coach (Voss, Norway; died 1931)
1921: Joan Greenwood, actress (London, England; died 1987)
1932: Miriam Makeba, singer/actress/political activist (Johannesburg, South Africa)
1934: Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Racine, WI)
1939: Paula Prentiss, actress (San Antonio, TX)
1944: Mary Wilson, singer and member of the Supremes (Detroit, MI)
1954: Catherine O'Hara, actress/comedian (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
1959: Patricia Heaton, actress (Bay Village, OH)
1961: Steven Weber, actor (Queens, NY)
1966: Kevin Johnson, basketball player (Sacremento, CA)

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