Today is Sunday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2018. There are 302 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight: On March 4, 1793, George Washington was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States during a ceremony in Philadelphia.
On this date:
In 1193, Saladin, the Muslim warrior who opposed the Crusades, died in Damascus.
In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
In 1893, Grover Cleveland was inaugurated for his second, non-consecutive term as president.
In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge’s inauguration was broadcast live on 21 radio stations coast-to-coast.
In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president.
In 1968, “We’re Only in It for the Money,” a satirical concept album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, was released by Verve Records.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had “deteriorated” into an arms-for-hostages deal.
In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss is 80. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 77. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is 68. Actress Kay Lenz is 65. Musician Emilio Estefan is 65. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 64. Rock singer Evan Dando (Lemonheads) is 51. Actress Patsy Kensit is 50. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., is 50. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 49. Actress Andrea Bendewald is 48. Actor Nick Stabile is 48. Rock musician Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries) is 47. Country singer Jason Sellers is 47. Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is 41. Actress Jessica Heap is 35. Actor Scott Michael Foster is 33. TV personality Whitney Port is 33. Actress Audrey Esparza is 32. Actress Margo Harshman is 32. Actor Josh Bowman is 30. Actress Andrea Bowen is 28.
Thought for today: “I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay, American author and poet (1892-1950).
— Associated Press