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)
- 932Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
- 1386Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
- 1519Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
- 1681Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
- 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).
- 1921Warren Harding becomes the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, via KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh.
- 1933The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure – Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates an authoritarian rule by decree.
- 1983Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
- 1986The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley’s Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1903Malcolm Dole, American chemist (d. 1990)
- 1929Wolfgang Hollegha, Austrian painter
- 1934Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
- 1934Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
- 1946Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American author
- 1953Kay Lenz, American actress
- 1968Dionna Harris, American softball player and Olympic champion
- 1968Shafiek Abrahams, South African cricket player
- 1983Samuel Contesti, French-Italian figure skater
- 1986Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
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