TODAY in HISTORY: MARCH 04

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Mar 04

Reuters

1913 – Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as 28th U.S. president, only the second Democrat to hold the office since the Civil War.

1922 – Inauguration of U.S. President Warren G. Harding.


2001 – Cows and sheep destroyed in Scotland after foot-and-mouth outbreak.


2002 – Veteran ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova was elected president of Kosovo in a vote that marked a major step towards self-rule in the province.


2004 – Horst Koehler resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund to seek the German presidency.


2005 – Italian secret service agent Nicola Calipari was mistakenly shot dead by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad while trying to shield a journalist whose release from kidnappers he had just secured.


2007 – Henri Troyat, one of the great figures of modern French literature and one of France’s most popular biographers, died aged 95.


2011 – Fire rips through Mumbai shanty town.


2012 – Train crash in Poland, killing at least 14 people.


2012 – Several explosions in DRC kill more than 200 people.


2015 – Commemorative 150th anniversary banknote unveiled in Hong Kong.