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.
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)
- 1810The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 1976In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
- 1980Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1999Unarmed 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.
- 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.
- 2008The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
- 2010The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1746Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and American national hero (d. 1817)
- 1881Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
- 1897Ludwig Erhard, 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
- 1913Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
- 1914Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
- 1935Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (d. 1989)
- 1941John Steel, British musician (The Animals)
- 1950Pamela Franklin, British actress
- 1962Clint Black, American musician
- 1966Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
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