On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1870

Historical Events


On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Métis must be taken seriously

Politician and Revolutionary Louis Riel
Politician and Revolutionary
Louis Riel

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
1870 Highlights

About March 4, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 151 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces