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.
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.
- 1846The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
- 1941The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
- 1967Lunar 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.
- 1974The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 1992A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1997After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
- 2002Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1646Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. 1699)
- 1740Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)
- 1902Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and social activist (d. 1974)
- 1918Janet Waldo, American actress
- 1951Stan Papi, American baseball player
- 1969Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
- 1972Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian
- 1975Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
- 1983Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
- 1987Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
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