We are the 63rd day of the year and we celebrate Saint-Casimir.
Patron of Poland and Lithuania, Saint-Casimir was born in Krakow in 1458 and died in Grodno (Belarus) on March 4, 1484. Son of Casimir IV, King of Poland, he governed this country from 1479 to 1483.
The sun rises two minutes earlier at 7:29 a.m. and sets two minutes later at 6:37 p.m.
In terms of weather, the east of the country is particularly sunny while rains persist in the west.
Some March 4
1832: death of Champollion who deciphered the hieroglyphics
1933: Roosevelt launches “the New Deal” to revive the economy in 36 states
1970: disappearance of the French submarine Eurydice off Saint-Tropez with 57 sailors on board
1975: Charlie Chaplin is knighted by the Queen of England
1988: inauguration in Paris of the Louvre pyramid
2004: death of singer Claude Nougaro
2012: Vladimir Putin wins the presidential election in Russia
2013: death of director and actor Jérôme Savary
2017: death of Jean-Christophe Averty, figure of French television
2018: poisoning of ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England
James Ellroy, American author born in 1948
Where have the supporters of François Fillon gone on Twitter?, politician born in 1954
The saying of the day
"De Casimir the sweetness, frightens the gardeners and the ploughmen"