What happened this day in history March 4

What are the important events that happened on March 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 4 is the 64th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 20, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,491,840 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontatetragon’ day.

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 331 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,091 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 4 Historical Events

  • 852
    Croatian Duke Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
  • 1789
    In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
  • 1804
    Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
  • 1933
    The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure – Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates an authoritarian rule by decree.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
  • 1944
    World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
  • 1945
    Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.
  • 1966
    A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
  • 1985
    The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
  • 2009
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.

Who were born on March 4?

  • 1678
    Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
  • 1889
    Jean-Gabriel Domergue, French painter (d. 1962)
  • 1907
    Eleanor “Sis” Daley, wife of Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident
  • 1946
    Nora Radcliffe, Scottish politician
  • 1950
    Barrie Cassidy, veteran Australian political journalist
  • 1968
    Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1971
    Anders Kjølholm, Danish bass player (Volbeat)
  • 1974
    David Wagner, American wheelchair tennis player
  • 1984
    Zak Whitbread, American-born footballer

Who died on March 4?

  • 1496
    Sigismund of Austria (b. 1427)
  • 1821
    Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, daughter of King William IV, granddaughter of King George III (b. 1820)
  • 1864
    Thomas Starr King, influential Californian Unitarian minister during the American Civil War (b. 1824)
  • 1940
    Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
  • 1945
    Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
  • 1980
    Alfred Plé, French Olympic rower (b. 1888)
  • 1981
    John Knight, Australian politician (b. 1943)
  • 2000
    Alphons Silbermann, German Jewish sociologist, musicologist, entrepreneur and publicist (b. 1909)
  • 2009
    Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist (b. 1917)
  • 2010
    Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)

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