About March 4

March 4, 2024 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.

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Pisces is the sun 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.

What Happened On March 4

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
  • 852
    Croatian Duke Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
  • 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.
  • 1681
    Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
  • 1848
    Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
  • 1890
    The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1710 ft long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.
  • 1899
    Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland, killing over 300.
  • 1908
    The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
  • 1917
    Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • 1933
    Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 1970
    French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.
  • 1977
    The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500.
  • 1983
    Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 1985
    The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
  • 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.

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