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Saturday March 4, 2017

March 4: Day of the Week

March 4, 2017 was the 63rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
  • 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.
  • 1628
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    Britain’s first electric trams run in east London.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
  • 1970
    French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 4?

  • 1822
    Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1838
    Paul Lacome, French composer (d. 1920)
  • 1863
    John Henry Wigmore, American jurist (d. 1943)
  • 1893
    Charles Herbert Colvin, American aeronautical engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1971
    Satoshi Motoyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1981
    Laura Michelle Kelly, English actress and singer
  • 1982
    Elia Rigotto, Italian road bicycle racer
  • 1985
    Davey Morgan, American children’s book illustrator and professional photographer
  • 1990
    Marco Martina Rini, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Maximiliano Oliva, Argentine footballer

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