MARCH 4 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1493 – Explorer Christopher Columbus arrived back in LisbonPortugal on the 4th March 1493, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.

1519 – Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth on the 4th March 1519.

1675 – John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England on the 4th March 1675.

1678 – Antonio Vivaldi the Italian violinist and composer was born on the 4th March 1678 (died 1741).

1932 – Miriam Makeba the South African singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 4th March 1932 (died 2008).

1932 – Ed Roth the American illustrator was born on the 4th March 1932 (died 2001).

1938 – Anton Balasingham the Sri Lankan-English negotiator was born on the 4th March 1938 (died 2006).

1944 – Bobby Womack the American singer-songwriter was born on the 4th March 1944.

1947 – Bob Lewis the American guitarist  from Devo was born on the 4th March 1947.

1948 – Shakin’ Stevens the Welsh singer-songwriter was born on the 4th March 1948.

1951 – Chris Rea the English singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 4th March 1951.

1952 – Ronn Moss the American singer-songwriter from Player was born on the 4th March 1952.

1952 – Peter Kuhfeld the English painter was born on the 4th March 1952.

1953 – John Edwards the Australian television producer was born on the 4th March 1953.

1955 – Tim Costello the Australian minister was born on the 4th March 1955.

1955 – Rowland Charles Gould the English guitarist from Level 42 was born on the 4th March 1955.

1958 – Lennie Lee the South African painter was born on the 4th March 1958.

1962 – Simon Bisley the English illustrator was born on the 4th March 1962.

1964 – Karen Knowles the Australian singer-songwriter from The Seekers was born on the 4th March 1964.

1966 – Steve Bastoni the Italian-Australian actor was born on the 4th March 1966.

1967 – Evan Dando the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Lemonheads was born on the 4th March 1967.

1968 – Patsy Kensit the English actress and singer was born on the 4th March 1968.

1969 – Matt Tilley the Australian comedian and radio host was born on the 4th March 1969.

1977 – Jeremiah Green the American drummer from Modest Mouse was born on the 4th March 1977. YouTube Vevo video: Modest Mouse (2004) ~ Float On…

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