February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2017 is the 35th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 960The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
- 1703In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1905New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1945World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
- 1966All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
- 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.
- 1969Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 2003The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
- 2006A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1524Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
- 1575Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
- 1620Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
- 1831Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
- 1892Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
- 1902Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
- 1912Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
- 1950Pamela Franklin, British actress
- 1974Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
- 1981Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
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