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)
- 1703In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1789George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
- 1846The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1998An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
- 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.
- 2003The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1677Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
- 1914Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
- 1918Janet Waldo, American actress
- 1948Alice Cooper, American musician
- 1952Lisa Eichhorn, American actress
- 1955Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime Minister
- 1959Lawrence Taylor, American football player
- 1961Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
- 1987Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
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