On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1881

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
  • Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", 1st case together

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James A. Garfield inaugurated as the 20th President of the United States of America

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
  • Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
  • Todor Aleksandrov, 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)