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.
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).
- 1152Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
- 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.
- 1665English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
- 1804Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
- 1861The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”) is adopted.
- 1960The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
- 1980Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.
- 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?
- 1902Russell Reeder, United States Army officer and author (d. 1998)
- 1903William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
- 1923Russell Freeburg, former American newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)and author
- 1944Harvey Postlethwaite, English automotive engineer (d. 1999)
- 1948Brian Cummings, American voice actor
- 1950Rick Perry, 47th Governor of Texas
- 1963Daniel Roebuck, American actor
- 1966Mike Small American professional golfer
- 1970Caroline Vis, Dutch professional tennis player
- 1980Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
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