On March 5th, 1770, five Americans were killed in the Boston Massacre, an event which would help spur the Revolutionary War five years later.
A thought for the day: Thomas Jefferson said, When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
On this date in history:
In 1681, to satisfy a debt, England's King Charles II granted a royal charter, deed and the governorship of Pennsylvania to William Penn.
In 1789, the U.S. Congress met for the first time, in New York...
Those born on this date include:
- Portuguese Prince Henry, the Navigator, in 1394
- composer Antonio Vivaldi in 1678
- Polish-born American patriot Casimir Pulaski in 1747
- legendary Notre Dame football Coach Knute ...
Today is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015 with 302 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.
On March 4th, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first President of the United States to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.