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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)

  • 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.
  • 1789
    George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1899
    The Philippine-American War begins.
  • 1905
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1948
    Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
  • 1977
    A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
  • 1997
    After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
  • 1997
    En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
  • 1999
    The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.

Who were born on February 4?

  • 1677
    Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1848
    Jean Aicard, French poet (d. 1921)
  • 1915
    Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and Director of National Intelligence
  • 1949
    Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (d. 2010)
  • 1968
    Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
  • 1973
    Manny Legacé, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1978
    Danna Garcia, Colombian actress
  • 1988
    Carly Patterson, American gymnast

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