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Friday March 4, 2016

March 4: Day of the Week

March 4, 2016 is the 64th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 51
    Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
  • 1152
    Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
  • 1386
    Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
  • 1665
    English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1804
    Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
  • 1861
    The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”) is adopted.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 1980
    Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Russell Reeder, United States Army officer and author (d. 1998)
  • 1903
    William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • 1923
    Russell Freeburg, former American newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)and author
  • 1944
    Harvey Postlethwaite, English automotive engineer (d. 1999)
  • 1948
    Brian Cummings, American voice actor
  • 1950
    Rick Perry, 47th Governor of Texas
  • 1963
    Daniel Roebuck, American actor
  • 1966
    Mike Small American professional golfer
  • 1970
    Caroline Vis, Dutch professional tennis player
  • 1980
    Arash Markazi, American sportswriter

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