What Happened on March 4, 1881

Historical Events

  • California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation

President Inaugurated

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

  • Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson begin their 1st case together in "A Study in Scarlet"

Historic Event

South African politician Paul Kruger accepts ceasefire during First Boer War

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
  • Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1933), born in Clifton, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian revolutionary, army officer, Macedonian freedom fighter, and teacher, born in Novo Selo, Ottoman Empire (now ┼átip< North Macedonia) (d. 1924)
1881 Highlights

About March 4, 1881

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces