This Day in History – March 4

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March 4

Have you wondered what all happened on a particular day in history? How is one day more significant than the other? We live in a constantly changing world where innumerable things occur all the time. Here is a list of important events that occurred on March 4 and made the day a memorable one!

Indian Events That Occurred on March 4

Asian Games

1849: Establishment of the Bethune’College
Bethune’ College was established on March 4, 1849, as a pioneer of women’s education in India. John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune founded it in 1849. It was turned into India’s first women’s college in 1879.

1906: Hamdard Dawakhana
On March 4, 1906, Hakim Abdul Majid, the company’s founder, opened Hamdard Dawakhana, a medical dispensary in Delhi.

1925: Death Anniversary of Shri Jyotirindranath Tagore
Shri Jyotirindranath Tagore, a great Bengali poet, playwright, singer, and painter who died, is remembered on this day. He was instrumental in improving the talents of his younger brother, Shri Rabindranath Tagore.

1951: Asian Games were held for the first time
From March 4 to March 11, 1951, the Asian Games were held for the first time. A total of 500 athletes competed in 57 individual events as part of the program.

2013: INS Vikrant was commissioned
The first Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, was commissioned. The aircraft career played a key role during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Around the World

March 4

1152: Frederick I Barbarossa 
On March 4, 1152, Frederick I Barbarossa was elected as the Holy Roman Emperor.

1522: Anne Boleyn makes her debut
At the Green Castle pageant, Anne Boleyn made her debut at the English court.

1665: England declares war on the Netherlands
King Charles II of England declared war on the Netherlands.

1675: First Astronomer Royal of England
On March 4, 1675, John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.

1789: US Constitution 
The first US Congress convened and declared the Constitution to be in force (9 senators, 13 representatives).

1801: first US President inaugurated
On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington DC.

1861: Abraham Lincoln Becomes President
Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th President of the United States.

1865: Abraham Lincoln Become President the for 2nd time
Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as President of the United States for the second time. John Wilkes Booth, the man who would kill him weeks later, is pictured at the inauguration.

1877: “Swan Lake” in Moscow
The Bolshoi Ballet performed the world premiere of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” in Moscow.

1905: “Elga” premiered
On March 4,1905, Gerhart Hauptmann’s play “Elga” premiered in Berlin.

1922: First Vampire Film, Nosferatu
On March 4, 1922, the first vampire film, Nosferatu, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, premiered at the Berlin Zoological Garden in Germany.

1936: Hindenburg made its first flight
On March 4, 1936, the airship Hindenburg made its first flight in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1941: Serbian Prince Paul visited Adolf Hitler
On March 4, 1941, Serbian Prince Paul paid a visit to Adolf Hitler.

1945: British Auxiliary Transport Service 
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, entered the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver on March 4, 1945, in the United Kingdom. 

1966: “We (the Beatles) are more famous than Jesus”
On March 4, 1966, John Lennon announced, “We (the Beatles) are more famous than Jesus.”

1968: Joe Frazier defeated Buster Mathis
Joe Frazier improves to 20-0 and won the vacant world heavyweight title when he defeated Buster Mathis in the 11th round by TKO at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 4, 1968.

1982: NASA launch!
On March 4, 1982, NASA launched the Intelsat V satellite (no. 504).

1989: Francois Mitterrand inaugurates the IM Pei-designed Louvre Pyramid
On March 4, 1989, French President Francois Mitterrand inaugurated the IM Pei-designed Louvre Pyramid.

2005: United Nations warning for HIV
On March 4, 2005, the United Nations warned that if further action is not taken to stop the spread of HIV, an estimated 90 million Africans may be infected in the future.

2012: Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election
Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election facing charges of voter fraud.

2019: Investigation into President Donald Trump
US Democrats announced a wide-ranging corruption investigation into President Donald Trump.

2020: All sport in Italy will be played behind closed doors
In an attempt to contain COVID-19, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared that all sports in Italy will be played behind closed doors for at least a month.


  1. Antonio Vivaldi– On March 4, 1678, Antonio Vivaldi, a Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), was born in Venice, Italy.
  1. Richard DeVos – Richard DeVos was an American businessman who co-founded Amway. He was born on March 4, 1926, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  1.  Jack Fisher – On March 4, 1939, Jack Fisher, an MLB pitcher, was born in Frostburg, Maryland.

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