March 4

Al Capone‚Äôs gangster associates were at risk of being sent back to prison, 1948: they had lied to the parole board.

The Anaconda mining company was doing exploration at Mountain City, Nevada, 1934, in search of copper deposits. Mountain City had boomed originally in the 1880s as a gold mining town.

Spring hunting of migratory birds and the use of wild bird feathers on ladies hats was banned, 1913.

First Lady Helen Taft, wife of President William Howard Taft, was stylishly dressed for the inauguration, 1909. Weeks before the ceremony, she and her daughter had visited Paris and purchased an entire year's wardrobe from Paris shops in four hours. Not an impulse buyer, Mrs. Taft had made a list beforehand so that she could buy each item from the shop that was most renowned for quality goods in that line. An automobile was standing by to whisk the Tafts from shop to shop during their shopping race against the clock.

William Randolph Hearst took over as publisher of the family-owned San Francisco Examiner, 1887, at the age of 24. He quickly hired skilled writers like Jack London and Ambrose Bierce and used the Examiner as the beginning of a media empire.

The University of Wyoming was chartered, 1886. It opened in 1887.

Congress voted to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from 7 to 9, 1837.

Visitors jammed the White House to congratulate President Andrew Jackson upon his inauguration, 1829. The crush of people overturned tables and sent china and glasses crashing to the floor. President Jackson was persuaded to retreat from the scene for his own safety. Waiters finally lured the mob out of the building by serving punch outside.

The Green Mountain State, Vermont, was admitted to the U.S. as the 14th state in 1791.

William Penn obtained a charter from the king for control of Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1681. Penn and his financial backers also bought land in New Jersey.

It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry. -- Ed Howe

The virtue of the parent is a passport through life for the child.

1 John 1: 7-9 (American Standard Version)

  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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