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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)

  • 960
    The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
  • 1820
    The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
  • 1992
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1997
    En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1746
    Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and American national hero (d. 1817)
  • 1778
    A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
  • 1924
    Janet Waldo, American Actress
  • 1952
    Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • 1962
    Clint Black, American musician
  • 1969
    Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
  • 1969
    Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
  • 1973
    Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-American boxer
  • 1977
    Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
  • 1982
    Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)

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