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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 852
    Croatian Duke Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
  • 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.
  • 1791
    A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1848
    Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
  • 1908
    The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 1974
    People magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1986
    The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley’s Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 4?

  • 1889
    Oren E. Long, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawaii and United States Senators from Hawaii (d. 1965)
  • 1902
    Rachel Messerer, Russian silent film and theatre actress (d. 1993)
  • 1904
    Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • 1922
    Dina Pathak, Gujarati theatre and film actress (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • 1937
    William Deverell, Canadian novelist, activist, and criminal lawyer
  • 1944
    Michael “Mick” Wilson, drummer (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
  • 1945
    Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • 1962
    Mikko Nissinen, Finnish ballet dancer
  • 1980
    Scott Hamilton, New Zealand rugby union footballer

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