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Saturday February 4, 2017

February 4: Day of the Week

February 4, 2017 is the 35th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.
  • 1703
    In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
  • 1905
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
  • 1945
    World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
  • 1966
    All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
  • 1967
    Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
  • 1969
    Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 2003
    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
  • 2006
    A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1524
    Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
  • 1575
    Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
  • 1620
    Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1831
    Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1892
    Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • 1902
    Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1912
    Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
  • 1950
    Pamela Franklin, British actress
  • 1974
    Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
  • 1981
    Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player

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