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 63rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 19, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,913,600 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 ‘hexacontatrigon’ day.

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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 334 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 2,995 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 4 Historical Events

  • 51
    Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
  • 932
    Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
  • 1675
    John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1899
    Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland, killing over 300.
  • 1918
    The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.
  • 1998
    Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
  • 2001
    Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
  • 2007
    Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world’s first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.

Who were born on March 4?

  • 1756
    Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
  • 1903
    John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • 1911
    Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick, British peer (d. 1984)
  • 1916
    Hans Eysenck, German-born psychologist (d. 1997)
  • 1936
    Aribert Reimann, German composer
  • 1946
    Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American author
  • 1958
    Massimo Mascioletti, Italian rugby player and coach
  • 1968
    Dionna Harris, American softball player and Olympic champion
  • 1969
    Chaz Bono, American actor and gay rights activist
  • 1990
    Fran Mérida, Spanish footballer

Who died on March 4?

  • 1910
    Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1927
    Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • 1986
    Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943)
  • 1999
    Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer, translator and literary historian (b. 1921)
  • 1999
    Teddy McRae, American jazz tenor saxophonist and arranger (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Fernando Lázaro Carreter, Spanish linguist and journalist. (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Leonard Rosenman, American film composer (b. 1924)
  • 2009
    Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist (b. 1917)
  • 2010
    Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)

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