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
Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland, killing over 300.
The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle.
World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.
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.
Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
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?
Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick, British peer (d. 1984)
Hans Eysenck, German-born psychologist (d. 1997)
Aribert Reimann, German composer
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American author
Massimo Mascioletti, Italian rugby player and coach
Dionna Harris, American softball player and Olympic champion
Chaz Bono, American actor and gay rights activist
Fran Mérida, Spanish footballer
Who died on March 4?
Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943)
Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer, translator and literary historian (b. 1921)
Teddy McRae, American jazz tenor saxophonist and arranger (b. 1908)
Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
Fernando Lázaro Carreter, Spanish linguist and journalist. (b. 1923)
Leonard Rosenman, American film composer (b. 1924)
Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist (b. 1917)
Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
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