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Thursday February 4, 2016

February 4: Day of the Week

February 4, 2016 was the 35th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1454
    In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1825
    The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1899
    The Philippine-American War begins.
  • 1905
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1948
    Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
  • 1967
    Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
  • 2000
    German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2006
    A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1620
    Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1688
    Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
  • 1873
    Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • 1892
    Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • 1938
    Donald W. Riegle, Jr., American Senator
  • 1970
    Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
  • 1974
    Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
  • 1976
    Cam'ron, American rapper
  • 1981
    Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist

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