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Saturday February 4, 2017

February 4: Day of the Week

February 4, 2017 was the 35th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 211
    Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians.He leaves the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.
  • 1454
    In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1948
    Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
  • 1969
    Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
  • 1975
    Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 1977
    A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
  • 1992
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1999
    Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1740
    Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)
  • 1808
    Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem (d. 1856)
  • 1914
    Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
  • 1918
    Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • 1924
    Janet Waldo, American Actress
  • 1936
    Gary Conway, American actor
  • 1943
    Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • 1957
    Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • 1959
    Lawrence Taylor, American football player
  • 1975
    Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete

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