March 4: Day of the Week
March 4, 2021 is the 63rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1238The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
- 1675John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
- 1789In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
- 1791Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
- 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.
- 1957The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
- 1966A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
- 1980Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.
- 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.
- 2001Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
Who were born on March 4?
- 1847Carl Josef Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
- 1888Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
- 1911Christer Boucht, Finnish-Swedish lawyer, adventure traveler and writer (d. 2009)
- 1913John Garfield, American actor (d. 1952)
- 1943Malcolm Barber, English scholar of medieval history
- 1944Greg Weld, American racecar driver (d. 2008)
- 1946Daniel Frisella, American baseball player (d. 1977)
- 1960Mykelti Williamson, American actor
- 1970Edward Gal, Dutch dressage rider
- 1980Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
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