About March 4

March 4, 2022 is the 63rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 324 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.
  • 1152
    Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
  • 1519
    Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
  • 1789
    In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
  • 1790
    France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility.
  • 1791
    Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1797
    In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington.
  • 1804
    Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
  • 1814
    Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 1966
    A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
  • 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.

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