On This Day in History

for Wednesday 4th March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 232

1238 - Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal
1801 - 1st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
1861 - Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President
1933 - FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
1936 - 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
2009 - International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, the first sitting head of state to be indicted

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 372

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

1540 - Protestant Count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife
1971 - Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada
1989 - Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
2000 - "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (21) weds cinematographer Robert Brinkmann (38)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1923 - Actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26) only after 6 hours of getting married
1960 - Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 196

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 239


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