March 4 1861
The “Stars and Bars” is formally adopted as the flag of the Confederate States of America.
March 4 1966
John Lennon claims that The Beatles are “more popular than Jesus”, and that “Christianity will… vanish and shrink”.
March 4 1991
The U.S. Army destroys an Iraqi bunker holding 7 tons of sarin nerve gas. It is later determined that 24,000 troops in the 82nd Airborne may have been adversely affected by this toxin release.
March 4 1994
Obese comedian John Candy dies.