What happened today, and who was born/died

BIRTHS
03/04/1394
  Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese exploration.
03/04/1678
  Antonio Vivaldi, late Baroque violin virtuoso and composer.
EVENTS
03/04/1675
  John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England.
03/04/1789
  Congress declares the Constitution to be in effect.
03/04/1791
  Vermont admitted as 14th state.
03/04/1792
  Oranges introduced to Hawaii.
03/04/1793
  Shortest inauguration speech, 133 words, Washington (2nd time).
03/04/1801
  Jefferson is the first President inaugurated in Washington, DC.
03/04/1826
  First US railroad chartered, the Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass.
03/04/1841
  Longest inauguration speech, 8443 words, William Henry Harrison.
03/04/1861
  Confederate States adopt 'Stars & Bars' flag
03/04/1902
  American Automobile Association (AAA) founded.
03/04/1933
  Roosevelt inaugurated, 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself'
03/04/1934
  Easter Cross on Mt. Davidson dedicated.
03/04/1955
  First radio facsimile transmission is sent across the continent.
03/04/1959
  Pioneer 4 makes first US lunar flyby.
03/04/1968
  Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
03/04/1977
  First CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped to Los Alamos Labs, NM
03/04/1979
  US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings

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