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Thursday February 4, 2016

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.

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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.

February 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1703
    In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1859
    The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1935
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1948
    Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
  • 1976
    In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
  • 1977
    A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
  • 2000
    German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2006
    A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1725
    Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • 1902
    Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and social activist (d. 1974)
  • 1936
    Gary Conway, American actor
  • 1948
    Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 57th Yokozuna
  • 1958
    Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • 1965
    Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
  • 1973
    Manny Legacé, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1981
    Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
  • 1983
    Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Carly Patterson, American gymnast

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