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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 211Roman 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.
- 1859The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1966All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
- 1969Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 1980Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1999Unarmed 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.
- 2002Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
- 2010The 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?
- 1505Nicolaus Rey, Polish poet (d. 1580)
- 1896Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
- 1951Phil Ehart, American musician (Kansas)
- 1958Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
- 1959Lawrence Taylor, American football player
- 1975Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
- 1976Cam'ron, American rapper
- 1981Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
- 1982Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
- 1985Bug Hall, American actor
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