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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1820The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
- 1861American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
- 1976In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 1980Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1997En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1746Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and American national hero (d. 1817)
- 1778A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
- 1924Janet Waldo, American Actress
- 1952Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
- 1962Clint Black, American musician
- 1969Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
- 1969Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
- 1973Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-American boxer
- 1977Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
- 1982Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
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