February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2018 was the 35th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
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February 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1454In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
- 1861American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
- 1941The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
- 1945World War II: The Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
- 1966All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
- 1974M62 coach bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 1992A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
- 1992New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1996Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26°F (-32.2°C)
Who were born on February 4?
- 1808Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem (d. 1856)
- 1873Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
- 1900Jacques Prévert, French poet and lyricist (d. 1977)
- 1912Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
- 1915Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
- 1936Gary Conway, American actor
- 1948Alice Cooper, American musician
- 1962Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
- 1962Clint Black, American musician
- 1966Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
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