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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1703In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1801John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1859The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
- 1861American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
- 1935New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1976In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 2000German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
- 2006A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1725Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
- 1902Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and social activist (d. 1974)
- 1936Gary Conway, American actor
- 1948Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 57th Yokozuna
- 1958Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
- 1965Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
- 1973Manny Legacé, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
- 1981Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
- 1983Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
- 1988Carly Patterson, American gymnast
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