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March 4th

March 4th is the 63rd day of the year (64th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 302 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 4th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 4th

1394 Henry the Navigator (patron of Portuguese exploration)

1678 Antonio Vivaldi (composer)


1847 Carl Josef Bayer (chemist - invented Bayer process for the production of Aluminium oxide from Bauxite).

1916 Hans Eysenck (psychologist)

1944 Bobby Womack (singer)

1948 Shakin'+Stevens (singer)

1948 Chris Squire (musician - Yes)

1950 Rick Perry (US politician)

1951 Chris Rea (singer)

1951 Kenny Dalglish (soccer player and manager)

1952 Svend Robinson (Canadian politician - first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay)

1968 Patsy Kensit (actress, singer)

Patsy Kensit

March 4th in History

51 Nero (who later became Roman Emperor), is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).


1519 Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico.

1628 The Massachusetts Bay Company is given a royal charter.

1675 John Flamsteed is named as the first Astronomer Royal of England.

1681 King Charles II of England gives land grant to William Penn, which will later become known as Pennsylvania.

1789 US Congress meets for the first time in New York City.

1791 Vermont admitted as 14th US state.

Vermont Flag

1797 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd US President.

John Adams

1837 City of Chicago incorporated.

1882 Britain's first electric trams go into operation in London.

1890 The longest bridge in the UK, the Forth Rail Bridge, opened.

1913 US Department of Labor formed.

1933 Parliament suspended in Austria. Engelbert Dollfuss assumes dictatorial powers.

1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 Frances Perkins becomes first woman to serve in the US cabinet.

1936 First flight of the German airship Hindenburg.

1949 United Nations Security Council recommends membership for Israel.

1957 S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.

1974 People magazine published for he first time (originally as People Weekly)

1980 Robert Mugabe wins election in Zimbabwe, becoming the country's first black Prime Minister.

Robert Mugabe

1985 FDA approves a test for AIDS which has since been used for screening all blood donations in the United States.

March 4th is also

Feast of Saint Casimir (Catholicism) - Patron Saint of Poland and Lithuania

Saint John Casimir

Commemoration of Saint Lucius I (Catholicism)

Charter Day (Pennsylvania)


People born on March 4th are Pisces


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