This Day in History on 4th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 4th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • National Safety Day
  • Marching Music Day:  March forth to the rhythm of life on Marching Music Day every March 4. In honor of dedicated musicians and performers of many diverse styles and backgrounds, Marching Music Day celebrates all varieties of the art forms bringing us “music on the move.”
  • National Grammar Day: National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th.

Important Events

1791: Vermont became the 14th state of the United States.

1837: The city of Chicago was founded.

1861: Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.

1951: The first Asian Games inaugurated by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad in New Delhi.

1961: INS Vikrant entered the Indian Navy.

1980: Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister, winning a landslide victory.

2001: The Ranjit Sagar Dam at Gurdaspur inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2009: New version of the BrahMos missile test-fired from Pokhran, Rajasthan.

2019,: The Indian submarine spotted by the Pakistan Navy.

Birthday / Anniversary

1394: Henry the Navigator, a Portuguese Explorer.

1678: Antonio Vivaldi, an Italian Baroque composer.

1856: Toru Dutt, a Bengali translator, and poet.

1921: Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’, an Indian writer of the Hindi literature.

1926: Richard DeVos Sr., an American billionaire businessman, co-founder of Amway.

1973: Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Indian director and screenwriter was born

1980: Rohan Bopanna, an Indian professional tennis player.

1986: Michel Krieger, a Brazilian-American entrepreneur, software engineer, and co-founder of Instagram.

Death / Death Anniversary

1852: Nikolai Gogol, a Russian novelist.

1925: Jyotirindranath Tagore, a playwright, a musician, an editor, and a painter.

1952: Sir Charles Sherrington, an English neurophysiologist.

1995: Iftekhar, an Indian actor.

2000: Geeta Mukherjee, an Indian politician and social worker.

2001: Vitthalrao Gadgil, a leader of the Indian National Congress.

2011: Arjun Singh, an Indian politician.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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