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Reuters historical calendar - March 4

Written by: Staff

London, Mar 3 (Reuters) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on March 4 since 1900: 1913 - Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as 28th US president, only the second Democrat to hold the office since the Civil War.

1970 - The French submarine Eurydice sank off Toulon. All 57 aboard died.

1977 - An earthquake in Romania killed more than 1,500 people; 35,000 families were made homeless.

1980 - Rhodesian governor Lord Soames invited Robert Mugabe to form a government after his ZANU-PF party won a decisive election victory in what became Zimbabwe.

1994 - Four Muslim fundamentalists were found guilty of bombing the World Trade Center in New York.

1999 - A military jury found a US Marine pilot not guilty on all charges in the deaths of 20 people killed in 1998 when his jet sheared lift cables over a ski resort in Italy.

2002 - Veteran ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova was elected president of Kosovo in a vote that marked a major step towards self-rule in the province.

2004 - Horst Koehler resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund to seek the German presidency.

2005 - Italian secret service agent Nicola Calipari was mistakenly shot dead by US soldiers in Baghdad while trying to shield a journalist whose release from kidnappers he had just secured.


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