March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2020 was the 64th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
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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.
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March 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1628The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
- 1791A 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).
- 1908The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
- 1933Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
- 1943World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
- 1944World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
- 1960The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
- 1966A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
- 1983Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
- 2002Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1492Francesco de Layolle, Italian composer (d. c. 1540)
- 1904Chief Tahachee, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1943Lucio Dalla, Italian singer and songwriter
- 1949Cookie Mueller, American actress and writer (d. 1989)
- 1962Jon Durno, bassist (Roman Holliday)
- 1977Christian Jessen, English doctor and television presenter
- 1980Giedrius Gustas, Lithuanian professional basketball player
- 1986Margo Harshman, American actress
- 1990Marco Martina Rini, Italian footballer
- 1995Bill Milner, English actor
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