TODAY IN HISTORY - March 4th:

1861 - Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President
1865 - President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US president
1945 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later QueenElizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
1966 - John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
1976 - 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY TO:

1969 - Chaz Bono [Chastity Sun Bono], American actress (Sonny & Cher Show), born in Los Angeles, California
1989 - Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

GOODBYE TO:

1994 - John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

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1996 - Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84

 

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