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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016
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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.
  • 1789
    George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  • 1846
    The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
  • 1948
    Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
  • 1975
    Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 1992
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
  • 1999
    Unarmed 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.
  • 2003
    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1677
    Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1914
    Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
  • 1918
    Janet Waldo, American actress
  • 1948
    Alice Cooper, American musician
  • 1952
    Lisa Eichhorn, American actress
  • 1955
    Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime Minister
  • 1959
    Lawrence Taylor, American football player
  • 1961
    Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
  • 1987
    Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

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