March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2023 is the 63rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1386Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
- 1848Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
- 1861The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”) is adopted.
- 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
- 1933Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
- 1933The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure – Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates an authoritarian rule by decree.
- 1957The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
- 1991Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq’s invasion.
- 1996A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.
- 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?
- 1859Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1905)
- 1878Egbert van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
- 1908T.R.M. Howard, American civil rights leader (d. 1976)
- 1911Christer Boucht, Finnish-Swedish lawyer, adventure traveler and writer (d. 2009)
- 1948Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
- 1969Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
- 1971Jason Sellers, American country music artist
- 1973Mark Lavine, West Indian cricketer (d. 2001)
- 1977Juha Helppi, Finnish professional poker player
- 1980Greg Lamb, Zimbabwean cricketer
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