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March 4th is the 63rd day of the year.

There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 13 days remaining until St Patty's Day

Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Int'l Pancake Day, National Grammar Day, National Pound Cake Day, International Scrapbooking Industry Day, Toy Soldier Day and Hug A GI Day

-- On this date in 1861, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th president.

-- On this date in 1902, The American Automobile Association (AAA) was founded in Chicago.

-- On this date in 1924, the song "Happy Birthday to You" was published

-- On this date in 1933, FDR gave his famous Nothing to Fear speech

-- On this date in 1950, Walt Disney released Cinderella

-- On this date in 1952, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis got married

-- On this date in 1966, John Lennon created an international controversy when he said the Beatles "are probably bigger than Jesus right now."

-- On this date in 1974, People magazine was launched

-- On this date in 1976, Hall & Oates recorded "Rich Girl."

-- On this date in 1993, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown became parents when Whitney gave birth to a baby girl named Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.

-- On this date in 1994, Kurt Cobain was rushed to the hospital after overdosing on alcohol and drugs in a Rome hotel. He mixed 50-60 Rohypnol pills with champagne
-- On this date in 1994, John Candy died

-- On this date in 1999, Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham gave birth to a baby boy named Brooklyn

-- On this date in 1999, Monica Lewinsky's book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
-- On this date in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison

-- On this date in 2008, Republican John McCain clinched his party's presidential nomination.

-- On this date in 2009, Nadya Suleman's 911 calls were released. She called 911 because she was pregnant and hormonal and her son was missing