4 March

4 March

March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 302 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 4th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Obesity Day.
  • National Security Day.
  • World Safety Day.
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • International Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • Marching Band Day
  • National Salesperson Day
  • National Dress in Blue Day
  • National Employee Appreciation Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 4

2007: The world’s first national internet election is held

Estonia was the first country to allow its citizens to vote in a parliamentary election through the world wide web.

1980: Robert Mugabe becomes Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister

A hero of the black struggle against the white minority rule in his country, Mugabe won a landslide victory. More recently, his oppressive style of leadership has been condemned domestically and internationally.

1977: The Vrancea earthquake claims over 1500 lives

Most of the victims were residents of Romania’s capital Bucharest.

1918: The first documented cases of the Spanish flu herald a deadly worldwide pandemic

The disease quickly spread around the world, causing over 25 million deaths.

1789: The U.S. Constitution is put into effect

The law is one of the world’s oldest constitutions still in use. The oldest is the Constitution of San Marino, which was issued in 1600.

1966: U.S. Soldier, 1st Cavalry, Vietnam, March 4, 1966. His name is Andrew Paul Chura from New York. He enlisted on June 8, 1965, and was released on June 9, 1967. He survived the war but died of cancer caused by Agent Orange on August 13, 2008.

U.S. Soldier, 1st Cavalry, Vietnam, March 4, 1966. His name is Andrew Paul Chura from New York. He enlisted on June 8, 1965, and was released on June 9, 1967. He survived the war but died of cancer caused by Agent Orange on August 13, 2008.

1899: Sharpshooter Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, circa 1899.

1899: Sharpshooter Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, circa 1899.

Tragic Incidents

  • The Volstead Act was passed!
  • Time Inc. and Warner were merged!
  • John Lennon said, “We are more popular than Jesus now.”!

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 4

1968: Graham Westley, English footballer, manager

1951: Chris Rea, English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1950: Rick Perry, American politician, 47th Governor of Texas

1932: Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist

1678: Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist, composer

Emilio Estefan was born.

Catherine O’Hara was born.

Patricia Heaton was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 4

2008: Gary Gygax, American game designer, writer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons

1977: Anatol E. Baconsky, Romanian poet, author, critic

1888: Amos Bronson Alcott, American educator, philosopher

1852: Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian/Russian author, playwright

1811: Mariano Moreno, Argentinian lawyer, journalist, politician

Shane Warne died.

John Collins died.

Rod Marsh died.


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