On This Day In History, 4 March


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World Events Today

  • The “Founding Father”, John Adams, was sworn in as the second President of the United States today in 1797
  • Vladimir Putin won the Russian Presidential elections today in 2012, the result was marred by widespread accusations of vote-rigging
  • The former Russian military intelligence officer, who acted as a double agent for the UK, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, were poisoned by nerve agent today in 2018 in Salisbury, England

Entertainment Events Today

  • The London Evening Standard, published an interview today in 1966 in which John Lennon infamously claimed, in reference to the Beatles, “We’re more popular than Jesus now”
  • The British serial crime drama television series Broadchurch, was aired for the first time today in 2013 on the ITV network
  • The Irish Republican Army, the IRA, detonated a car bomb at the BBC Television Centre in London today in 2001, staff had already been evacuated so there were no deaths

Family Events Today

  • The Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish was born today in 1951 in Glasgow, he made over 100 appearances for his country
  • Patricia Jude Francis Kensit, better known as the English actress Patsy Kensit, was born today in 1968 in London, she’s well known for marrying musicians
  • Keith Flint, a founding member of the electronic dance act the Prodigy, died today in 2019 aged 49, it was later confirmed as a suicide

Main Event Today

  • The Kray Twins, London’s East-End gang bosses Ronnie and Reggie, were found guilty of murder today in 1969, both received life sentences

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pound Cake Day

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