On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • First recorded case of Spanish flu at Funston Army Camp, Kanas; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million
  • Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, dies at 58