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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.

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February 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 960
    The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
  • 1454
    In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
  • 1789
    George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1916
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
  • 1966
    All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
  • 1976
    In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
  • 2000
    German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2010
    The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1688
    Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
  • 1873
    Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • 1892
    Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • 1905
    Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • 1915
    Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    David Brenner, American comedian
  • 1940
    George A. Romero, American director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1943
    Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • 1966
    Kyōko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1972
    Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian

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