March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2016 was the 64th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 51Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
- 1238The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
- 1386Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
- 1461Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
- 1628The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
- 1814Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
- 1909U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution’s Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox as U.S. Secretary of State
- 1943World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
- 1960The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
- 20014 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?
- 1881Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
- 1922Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)
- 1927Robert Orben, American magician
- 1942Lynn Sherr, American broadcast journalist and author
- 1945Dieter Meier, Swiss singer
- 1947David Franzoni, American screenwriter
- 1948James Ellroy, American writer
- 1973Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Tollywood film director
- 1976Sam Mraovich, American screenwriter and film director
- 1981Carol Banawa, Filipino singer
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