March 4 in history

March 4 events chronologically

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 Knyaz 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 the Germans
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

Top 7 most famous people born on March 4

1678 Antonio Vivaldi an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he was recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He is known mainly for composing many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons
1932 Miriam Makeba a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist.
1932 Ryszard Kapuściński a Polish reporter, journalist, traveller, photographer, poet and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation. He was born in Pińsk–now in Belarus–in the Kresy Wschodnie or eastern borderlands of the Second Polish Republic, into poverty: he would say later that he felt at home in Africa as "food was scarce there too and everyone was also barefoot." Widely considered a serious candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature during his lifetime, he is one of the top Polish writers most frequently translated into foreign languages
1950 Rick Perry an American politician who is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position
1951 Kenny Dalglish a Scottish former football player and manager. In a career spanning 22 years, he played for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with both. He is Scotland's most capped player of all time with 102 appearances, and also Scotland's joint-leading goal scorer, with 30 goals. Dalglish won the Ballon d'Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. In 2009 FourFourTwo named Dalglish as the greatest striker in post-war British football, and in 2006 he topped a Liverpool fans' poll of "100 Players Who Shook the Kop". He has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame
1954 François Fillon a French lawyer and politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 17 May 2007 to 16 May 2012. He was appointed by President Nicolas Sarkozy on 17 May 2007. As a member of the UMP, Fillon became Jean-Pierre Raffarin's Minister of Labour in 2002 and undertook controversial reforms of the 35-hour working week law and of the French retirement system
1982 Landon Donovan an American soccer player who plays for the LA Galaxy. He has previously played for Bayer Leverkusen, San Jose Earthquakes, Bayern Munich, Everton, and the United States men's national soccer team. He usually plays as a withdrawn forward for the Galaxy, but can also play as a winger

Top 7 most famous people died on March 4

1193 Saladin the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. A Muslim of Kurdish origin, Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa
1832 Jean-François Champollion a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
1852 Nikolai Gogol a Ukrainian Russian-language dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
1888 Amos Bronson Alcott an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights
1948 Antonin Artaud a French playwright, poet, actor and theatre director. Antonin is a diminutive form of Antoine "little Anthony."
1952 Charles Scott Sherrington an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early 1920s. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, in 1932 for their work on the functions of neurons. Prior to the work of Sherrington and Adrian, it was widely accepted that reflexes occurred as isolated activity within a reflex arc. Sherrington received the prize for showing that reflexes require integrated activation and demonstrated reciprocal innervation of muscles
2008 Gary Gygax an American writer and game designer best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson. Gygax has been described as the father of D&D