February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2017 was the 35th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1789George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
- 1820The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
- 1899The Philippine-American War begins.
- 1935New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: The Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1992A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
- 1997En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
- 2000German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
- 2002Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1778A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
- 1892E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
- 1906Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
- 1921Lotfi Asker Zadeh, American-Iranian/Russian mathematician and computer scientist
- 1925Russell Hoban, American writer
- 1940George A. Romero, American director, screenwriter and producer
- 1940John Schuck, American actor
- 1948Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 57th Yokozuna
- 1976Cam'ron, American rapper
- 1981Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist
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