February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2022 was the 35th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1789George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
- 1846The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
- 1859The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1935New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 1977A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
- 1996Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26°F (-32.2°C)
- 1998An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
- 1999The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1524Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
- 1620Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
- 1897Ludwig Erhard, 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
- 1921Lotfi Asker Zadeh, American-Iranian/Russian mathematician and computer scientist
- 1949Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (d. 2010)
- 1951Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
- 1958Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
- 1971Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
- 1972Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
- 1979Andrei Arlovski, Belarussian mixed martial artist
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