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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.

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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)

  • 1810
    The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
  • 1975
    Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 1976
    In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2006
    A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
  • 2008
    The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
  • 2010
    The 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?

  • 1746
    Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and American national hero (d. 1817)
  • 1881
    Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1897
    Ludwig Erhard, 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1913
    Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
  • 1914
    Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
  • 1935
    Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (d. 1989)
  • 1941
    John Steel, British musician (The Animals)
  • 1950
    Pamela Franklin, British actress
  • 1962
    Clint Black, American musician
  • 1966
    Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist

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