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Saturday March 4, 2017

March 4: Day of the Week

March 4, 2017 is the 63rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

March 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 932
    Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
  • 1519
    Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
  • 1665
    English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 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.
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1804
    Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
  • 1918
    The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 2001
    4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 1 person. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
  • 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?

  • 1926
    James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Anton Stanislaus Balasingham, Political strategist and negotiator (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Gwen Welles, American actress (d. 1993)
  • 1955
    Tim Costello, prominent Australian Baptist minister and current CEO of World Vision Australia
  • 1957
    Nicholas Coleridge, British entrepreneur
  • 1962
    Jon Durno, bassist (Roman Holliday)
  • 1965
    Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • 1968
    Dionna Harris, American softball player and Olympic champion
  • 1977
    Mike Kinsella, American musician (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, American Football, and Owen)
  • 1979
    Neil Best, Irish rugby union footballer

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