About March 4

March 4, 2020 is the 64th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 345 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 4

  • 932
    Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
  • 1386
    Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
  • 1493
    Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
  • 1681
    Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1861
    The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”) is adopted.
  • 1882
    Britain’s first electric trams run in east London.
  • 1913
    First Balkan War: The Greek army engages the Turks at Bizani, resulting in victory two days later.
  • 1917
    Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • 1918
    The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    People magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1980
    Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.
  • 1983
    Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 1991
    Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq’s invasion.
  • 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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