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March 4
2022

Medical Science Technology

A spent rocket booster smacked into the far side of the moon at nearly 6,000mph (9,650kph). Scientists aim to study the impact crater to gain greater understanding of the physics of planetary impacts

March 4
2022

Deaths

Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, rated as one of the five greatest cricketers of the 20th century, died from a heart attack at age 52. He took 708 Test wickets, the second most of all time, in a15-year career

March 4
2018

Crime Espionage Terrorism

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, England. The substance was identified as a Soviet-era Novichok agent. Russia denied any involvement in the attack

March 4
2018

Exploration

The wreck of a U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, was discovered around 800km off the northeast coast of Australia. The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea against Japan in May 1942

March 4
2017

Deaths

Thomas Starzl, American physician who performed the first human liver transplant, died at the age of 90. He is often referred to as the father of modern transplantation

March 4
2017

People

U.S. President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the presidential election as a means of sabotaging Trump’s campaign

March 4
2012

People

Vladimir Putin regained the presidency in Russia, after four years as prime minister. Putin was president from 1999 to 2008 and served as prime minister from 2008-12

March 4
2011

Disasters Accidents Riots

Seven women died when troops opened fired on unarmed protesters in Cote d’Ivoire amid ongoing violence between forces loyal to presidential rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. The UNHCR estimated that around 200,000 people had been displaced in the fighting, a figure that would swell to 700,000 by the end of the month

March 4
2011

Deaths

Dutch particle physicist Simon van der Meer died in Geneva at age 85. In 1984 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles, two of the most fundamental constituents of matter

March 4
2010

Society Law Politics

A U.S. government committee passed a non-binding resolution describing the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces in 1915 as genocide

March 4
2009

Crime Espionage Terrorism

A riot at a prison near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, killed at least 20 inmates

March 4
2009

Society Law Politics

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan was indicted by the International Criminal Court over war crimes in Darfur. He was the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC

March 4
2008

Economics Industry

Ukraine warned that it could begin diverting shipments intended for Europe if Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom further cut its gas supplies. Gazprom supplies around a third of Western Europe’s gas imports

March 4
2008

People

Dr Ian Paisley announced his forthcoming resignation as First Minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the DUP, the party he had led for almost 40 years

March 4
2006

Environment

A new species of shark, Mustelus hacat, was discovered in the Sea of Cortez off Mexico, bringing the number of Mustelus species found in the eastern North Pacific to five