March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2017 was the 63rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1152Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
- 1665English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
- 1909U.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
- 1918The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1943World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
- 1985The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
- 1986The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley’s Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
- 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.
- 2007Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world’s first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1904Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
- 1934John Duffey, American bluegrass musician (d. 1996)
- 1943Zoltan Jeney, Hungarian composer
- 1954Boris Moiseev, Russian singer, choreographer, dancer, writer and actor
- 1967Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
- 1975Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1976Brian Diego Fuentes, Argentine soccer player
- 1979Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
- 1980Alex Ribeiro Garcia, Brazilian professional basketball player
- 1985Jonas Troest, Danish professional football player
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