What Happened on March 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo
  • Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Famous Deaths

  • Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball first baseman, dies at 73
  • Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33