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Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration – Chicago Tribune


Today is Monday, March 4, the 64th day of 2024. There are 302 days left in the year.

Highlights of this day in history:

On March 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term; As the end of the Civil War approached, Lincoln declared:

“Let us strive to finish the work we are in, to heal the wounds of the nation, to take care of everyone, no matter who they are, without doing evil to anyone, with charity to everyone, with determination in the struggle to see the truth that God has given us. we have undertaken the war and have done for his widow and his orphan (tilde) all that will establish and maintain a just and lasting peace between us and with all nations.”

On this date:

In 1789, the United States Constitution came into effect when the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The MPs later adjourned the session because the quorum was not reached.)

In 1863, Idaho Territory was established.

In 1917, Montana Republican Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives, the same day President Woodrow Wilson took the oath of office for his second term (it was a Sunday, a special ceremony was held inside) at the US Capitol; A second public swearing-in ceremony took place the next day).

In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as America’s 32nd president.

In 1966, John Lennon of The Beatles wrote in the London Evening Standard that “We are now more popular than Jesus”, provoking an angry response in the United States.

In 1981, a jury in Salt Lake City found Joseph Paul Franklin, an avowed racist and serial killer, guilty of violating the civil rights of two Black men who were shot and killed, Ted Fields and David Martin. (Franklin received two life sentences for this crime; he was executed in 2013 for the 1977 murder of a Jew named Gerald Gordon.)

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair and admitted that his overtures to Iran had amounted to an arms-for-hostages deal.

In 1994, four extremists were convicted in New York for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people and injured more than a thousand others. Actor-comedian John Candy died in Durango, Mexico, at the age of 43.

In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment in the workplace can be illegal even if the perpetrator and victim are the same gender.

In 2012, Vladimir Putin won a decisive victory in Russia’s presidential elections, returning to the Kremlin and expanding his power.

In 2015, the Justice Department cleared Darren Wilson, a white former police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in the shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report that called for sweeping changes in city law enforcement. applications.

In 2017, President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones during the 2016 election; A spokesman for Obama said the claim was “completely false.”

In 2018, “The Shape of Water” won four Oscars, including best picture; This award was announced a year after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were caught up in the mistaken announcement that “La La Land” and not “Moonlight” had won. best photo.

In 2020, federal health officials investigated a suburban Seattle nursing home at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.

In 2022, Russian troops captured Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after a midnight attack that set it on fire, briefly raising fears of a worldwide disaster in the most chilling twist to this point with Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Paula Prentiss 86. Film director Adrian Lyne 83. Singer Shakin’ Stevens 76. Author James Ellroy 76. Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry 74. Singer Chris Rea 73. Actor/rock singer-musician Ronn Moss 72, Actor Kay Lenz is 71, Musician Emilio Estefan is 71, Director Scott Hicks is 71, Actor Catherine O’Hara is 70, Actor Mykelti (MY’-kul-tee) Williamson is 67, Actor Patricia Heaton is 66. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., is 66. Actor Steven Weber is 63. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 61. Actor Stacy Edwards is 59. Rapper Grand Puba is 58. Rock singer Evan Dando (Lemonheads) is 57. Actor Patsy Kensit is 56 years old. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., is 56 years old. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 55 years old. Actor Andrea Bendewald is 54. Actor Nick Stabile (stah-BEEL’) is 54 years old. Country singer Jason Sellers is 53, Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is 47, Actor Jessica Heap is 41, Actor Scott Michael Foster is 39, TV star Whitney Port is 39, Actor Audrey Esparza is 38, Actor Margo Harshman is 38, Actor Josh Bowman is 36, Actor Andrea Bowen is 34. Actor Jenna Boyd is 31 years old.


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