This day in #history 04/03
1776 – The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
1789 – 1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
significant convict uprising.
1809 – Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
1829 – Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President
1881 – James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
1881 – South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
1949 – Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
2009 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002
2012 – Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
2013 – The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI
1394 – Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
1932 – Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
1993 – Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown