MARCH 4: The Daily Flashback
1634: In Boston, Samuel Cole opened the first tavern in America.
1789: The first Congress of the United States met in New York and declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1861: The Confederate States of America adopted the “Stars and Bars” flag.
1877: Emile Berliner invented the microphone.
1917: Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
1946: Frank Sinatra’s solo debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, was released by Columbia Records.
1950: Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” was released across the U.S.
1966: John Lennon is quoted in The London Evening Standard saying, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now.”
1967: The Rolling Stones charted their fourth No. 1 hit in America with the ballad “Ruby Tuesday.”
1974: The first issue of People magazine arrived on News stands with Mia Farrow on the cover.
1975: Queen Elizabeth knighted Charlie Chaplin.
1977: The Rolling Stones recorded their Love You Live album at the intimate El Morcambo in Toronto.
1983: George Jones marries his fourth and final wife, Nancy Sepulvado.
1989: Time Inc. and Warner Communications merged into Time Warner, creating the world’s largest media company.
2003: Evanescence’s their debut album, Fallen, was released, featuring the hits “Bring Me to Life” and “Going Under.”
1678: Antonio Vivaldi
1925: Paul Mauriat
1932: Miriam Makeba
1944: Bobby Womack
1948: Chris Squire
1951: Chris Rea
1961: Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
1963: Jason Newsted
1967: Evan Dando
1986: Richard Manuel
1996: Minnie Pearl
2001: Glenn Hughes
2009: John Cephas
2011: Johnny Preston