March 04

This Day in History

1980

Robert Mugabe Elected

On this day in 1980, following a controversial campaign, African nationalist leader Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister of Zimbabwe in a sweeping election victory. Before being elected, Mugabe … (more...)

1933

FDR inaugurated

On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Roosevelt outlined his "New … (more...)

1877

"Swan Lake" First Performed

On this day in 1877, the world premiere of Pytor Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet Swan Lake took place at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. It was the composer's first major ballet, and, while not a … (more...)