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)
- 1454In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
- 1801John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1825The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
- 1861American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
- 1899The Philippine-American War begins.
- 1905New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1620Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
- 1688Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
- 1873Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
- 1892Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
- 1938Donald W. Riegle, Jr., American Senator
- 1970Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
- 1974Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
- 1976Cam'ron, American rapper
- 1981Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
- 1981Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist
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