|On This Date Mar. 4th|
|Written by jmauceri|
|Saturday, 03 March 2012 03:00|
On This Date:
1. Anniversary of First Meeting Under Constitution (1789) - The first Congress met at New York, NY. A quorum was obtained in the House Apr 1 and in the Senate Apr 5, and the first Congress was formally organized Apr 6. Electoral votes were counted, and George Washington was declared president (69 votes) and John Adams vice president (34 votes).
2. Space Milestone (US): OGO 5 (1968) - Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO) collected data on the sun's influence on Earth. Launched Mar 4, 1968. Six OGOs were launched in all.
3. "THE DICK CAVETT SHOW" TV Premiere (1968) - Dick Cavett began his television career on ABC with a daytime talk show that subsequently became a late-night program competing with Johnny Carson. Cavett, with his Yale background, had a reputation as an "intellectual" host and was particularly adept at the one-man interview. He has since appeared on the CBS, PBS and USA networks hosting a variety of shows.
4. PEOPLE MAGAZINE Anniversary (1974) - The popular magazine highlighting celebrities was officially launched with the Mar 4, 1974, issue featuring a cover photo of Mia Farrow.
5. Television Academy Hall Of Fame & First Inductees Announced (1984) - The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the formation of the Television Academy Hall of Fame at Burbank, CA. The first inductees were Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Paddy Chayefsky, Norman Lear, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley and David Sarnoff.