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)
- 960The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
- 1789George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
- 1861American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
- 1899The Philippine-American War begins.
- 1905New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 1997After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
- 1997En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
- 1999The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1677Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
- 1848Jean Aicard, French poet (d. 1921)
- 1915Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
- 1915Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
- 1947Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and Director of National Intelligence
- 1949Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (d. 2010)
- 1968Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
- 1973Manny Legacé, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
- 1978Danna Garcia, Colombian actress
- 1988Carly Patterson, American gymnast
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