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On March the 4th
A car bomb exploded in front of the BBC Television Centre in London. The bombing was was attributed to the terrorist organization, Real IRA.
The United States banned all federally funded human cloning research.
Time, Inc. and Warner Communications announced their planned merger that would form the Time-Warner company.
A strong earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale, struck the Balkans. The city of Bucharest, Hungary was hit the hardest where an estimated 1500 died.
A Canadian Pacific passenger airliner exploded while it was landing at Tokyo's international airport, resulting in the death of 64 people.
American boxer, Ray Mancini, was born in Ohio.
A French freighter ship exploded while docked in the harbour of Havana, Cuba. 100 people died in the explosion for which Cuban president, Fidel Castro, blamed the United States.
Scottish footballer, Kenny Dalglish, was born in Glasgow. He was one of the most famous footballers of the 1970s and 1980's.
British singer, Chris Rea, was born in Middlesbrough.
Walt Disney's animated feature film Cinderella premiered in the United States.
The first ever Frank Sinatra album, was released by Columbia Records. The album was called "The Voice Of Frank Sinatra".
Finland declared war on Nazi Germany.
A huge blaze in the city of Shanghai, destroyed more than 1,000 buildings.
Gottlieb Daimler, founder of the Daimler - Benz company, introduced his first automobile.
The microphone was invented by German inventor, Emile Berliner.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classical ballet, Swan Lake, was performed for the first time.
Vermont was admitted as the 14th US state.
Frederick I Barbarossa was elected King of the Germans. He was later on, also crowned Holy Roman Emperor. He took part in both the second and the third crusades.
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