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Friday March 4, 2016

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.

March 2016

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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).
  • 1238
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1628
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
  • 1814
    Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
  • 1909
    U.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
  • 1943
    World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
  • 1960
    The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
  • 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?

  • 1881
    Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
  • 1922
    Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)
  • 1927
    Robert Orben, American magician
  • 1942
    Lynn Sherr, American broadcast journalist and author
  • 1945
    Dieter Meier, Swiss singer
  • 1947
    David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • 1948
    James Ellroy, American writer
  • 1973
    Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Tollywood film director
  • 1976
    Sam Mraovich, American screenwriter and film director
  • 1981
    Carol Banawa, Filipino singer

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