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What Happened on March 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to walk on the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
2018 Former MI6 spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, England, causing a diplomatic uproar that results in mass-expulsions of diplomats from all countries involved.
2015 At least 34 miners die in a suspected gas explosion at the Zasyadko coal mine in the rebel-held Donetsk region of Ukraine.
2012 A series of explosions is reported at a munitions dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, killing at least 250 people.
2009 The 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.
2002 Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shah-i-Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
2001 BBC bombing: A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring one person; the attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
1998 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.: 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.
1996 A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin (USA) causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.
1994 Space Shuttle program: the Space Shuttle Columbia is launched on STS-62.
1990 American basketball player Hank Gathers dies after collapsing during the semifinals of a West Coast Conference tournament game.
1990 Lennox Sebe, President for life of the South African Bantustan of Ciskei, is ousted from power in a bloodless military coup led by Brigadier Oupa Gqozo.
1986 The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
1985 The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for HIV infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
1980 Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
1977 The 1977 Vrancea earthquake in eastern and southern Europe kills more than 1,500, mostly in Bucharest, Romania.
1976 The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London by the British parliament.
1970 French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.
1966 A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
1966 In an interview in the London Evening Standard, The Beatles' John Lennon declares that the band is "more popular than Jesus now".
1962 A Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-7 crashes shortly after takeoff from Cameroon, killing 111
1960 The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba, killing 100.
1957 The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
1955 An order to protect the endangered Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis) was legalized.
1944 World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
1943 World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the south-west Pacific comes to an end.
1943 World War II: The Battle of Fardykambos, one of the first major battles between the Greek Resistance and the occupying Royal Italian Army, begins. It ends on 6 March with the surrender of an entire Italian battalion and the liberation of the town of Grevena.
1941 World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands; the first large scale British Commando raid.
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the 32nd President of the United States. He was the last president to be inaugurated on March 4.
1933 Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
1933 The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure
1917 Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
1913 First Balkan War: The Greek army engages the Turks at Bizani, resulting in victory two days later.
1913 The United States Department of Labor is formed.
1909 U.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.
1908 The Collinwood school fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
1901 McKinley inaugurated president for second time; Theodore Roosevelt is vice president.
1899 Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 metres (39 ft) wave that reaches up to 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inland, killing over 300.
1890 The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge in Scotland, measuring 8,094 feet (2,467 m) long, is opened by the Duke of Rothesay, later King Edward VII.
1882 Britain's first electric trams run in east London.
1878 Pope Leo XIII reestablishes the Catholic Church in Scotland, recreating sees and naming bishops for the first time since 1603.
1865 The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress.
1861 The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted.
1849 President-elect of the United States Zachary Taylor and Vice President-elect Millard Fillmore did not take their respective oaths of office (they did so the following day), leading to the erroneous theory that outgoing President pro tempore of the United States Senate David Rice Atchison had assumed the role of acting president for one day.
1848 Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia.
1837 The city of Chicago is incorporated.
1814 Americans defeat British forces at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
1813 Cyril VI of Constantinople is elected Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
1804 Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
1797 John Adams is inaugurated as the 2nd President of the United States of America, becoming the first President to begin his presidency on March 4.
1794 The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1791 The Constitutional Act of 1791 is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
1791 Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state.
1790 France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility.
1789 In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
1776 American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
1769 Mozart departed Italy after the last of his three tours there.
1681 Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
1675 John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
1665 English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
1628 The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
1519 Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and its wealth.
1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what are now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
1461 Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
1386 Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
1351 Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
1238 The 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 Rus'.
1152 Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of Germany.
938 Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
852 Croatian Knez Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
306 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
51 Nero, later to become Roman emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
Famous People Born on March 4

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Year Name
1915 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-Catalan composer and conductor (d. 1997)
1927 Phil Batt, American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Idaho
1937 Graham Dowling, New Zealand cricketer
1984 Jeremy Loops, South African singer-songwriter and record producer
1927 Thayer David, American actor (d. 1978)
1966 Glen Nissen, Australian rugby league player
1967 Evan Dando, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984 Spencer Larsen, American football player
1944 Len Walker, English footballer and manager
1927 Jacques Dupin, French poet and critic (d. 2012)
Famous People Deaths On March 4

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Date Name
1604 Fausto Sozzini, Italian theologian and educator (b. 1539)
2000 Hermann Brück, German-Scottish physicist and astronomer (b. 1905)
1940 Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1860)
1949 Clarence Kingsbury, English cyclist (b. 1882)
934 Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, Fatimid caliph (b. 873)
1990 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
2015 Dušan Bilandžić, Croatian historian and politician (b. 1924)
1193 Saladin, founder of the Ayyubid Sultanate (b. 1137)
1866 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American minister and theologian (b. 1788)
1793 Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre (b. 1725)