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

Famous Birthdays

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

About March 4, 1870

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces