On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday

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 M├ętis must be taken seriously

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel

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