Sometimes it’s fun to pick a random day and write about it. This time I’ve picked March 4th.
Let’s look at some family facts for that date:
WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 4th?
CHATFIELD, Benjamin Edgar – Born in 1876 in Lawrence Co., Ohio (husband of my 2nd cousin twice removed)
EASTON, Lt. Robert Gillen – Born in 1920 in Indiana (my 2nd cousin 3 times removed)
WHO WAS MARRIED ON MARCH 4th?
STOVER, Joel and BOLIN, Martha – married in in 1841 in Lawrence Co., Ohio (Joel was later married to my 3rd great grandmother, Emily GILLEN)
HART, Harry H. and STEVENSON, Marjory Viola – married in 1924 in St. JohnS, Clinton, Michigan (Harry is my half 2nd cousin twice removed)
WHO DIED ON MARCH 4th?
HUDSON, Elijah – died in 1881 in Green Bank, Pocahontas, West Virginia (he is my maternal 4th great granduncle)
RATHBUN, Wallace Glenn – died in 1886 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (he was my husband’s former father-in-law)
TRAYLOR, Robert Roland – died in 2012 in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia (he was the husband of my 3rd cousin twice removed)
The oldest entry in this list is 1841 and the most current is 2012.
I did a search on the internet to find out what historical events took place on this day and found there were quite a lot, many of significant importance.
You can go to this link and see the entire list On This Day in History
Here are some highlights from the list, that stood out to me:
1681 - England's King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area that later became the state of Pennsylvania.
1766 - The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
1789 - The first Congress of the United States met in New York and declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1826 - The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered. It was the Granite Railway in Quincy, MA
1908 - The New York board of education banned the act of whipping students in school.
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that federal law banned on-the-job sexual harassment even when both parties are the same sex.
Was there anything special that happened in your family on March 4th? If so, please tell me about it.
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