This Day in History: March 4

In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first president inaugurated in Washington. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1789: President-elect George Washington asked Richard Conway of Alexandria, Va., to lend him 500 pounds so he could get to New York for his inauguration.

1902: The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.

1930: Emma Fahning bowled a perfect 300 for the Germain Cleaning Team in Buffalo — the first woman to do that in a sanctioned game.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the “New Deal” recovery program in his first inaugural address, saying, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

1989: Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. announced plans to merge into the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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