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March 4 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 4. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 63 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 51
    Nero, later to become Roman emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
  • 852
    Croatian Knez Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
  • 932
    Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
  • 1152
    Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of Germany.
  • 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'.
  • 1351
    Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
  • 1386
    Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
  • 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.
  • 1493
    Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and its wealth.
  • 1628
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
  • 1665
    English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1675
    John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
  • 1681
    Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
  • 1789
    In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1794
    The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1804
    Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
  • 1814
    Americans defeat British forces at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
  • 1837
    The city of Chicago is incorporated.
  • 1848
    Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia.
  • 1861
    The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the “Stars and Bars”) is adopted.
  • 1865
    The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress.
  • 1882
    Britain’s first electric trams run in east London.
  • 1890
    The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1710 ft long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
  • 1899
    Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland, killing over 300.

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