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.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1675John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
- 1791Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
- 1794The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
- 1890The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1710 ft long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.
- 1941World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.
- 1977The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500.
- 1998Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
- 2001Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
- 2009The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1916Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (d. 2000)
- 1928Alan Sillitoe, English writer (d. 2010)
- 1940Edward Burke, American Olympic hammer thrower
- 1944Harvey Postlethwaite, English automotive engineer (d. 1999)
- 1965Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
- 1970Caroline Vis, Dutch professional tennis player
- 1976Christian Nicolay, German javelin thrower
- 1976Regi Penxten, Belgian DJ and record producer
- 1982Ali Khalid, British Asian actor
- 1986Dominic Telo, South African cricketer
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