February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2020 was the 35th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1703In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1797The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
- 1801John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
- 1859The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
- 1945World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
- 1974The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
- 1999Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
- 2010The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.
- 2038New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1505Nicolaus Rey, Polish poet (d. 1580)
- 1799Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (d. 1854)
- 1892Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
- 1896Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
- 1912Byron Nelson, American golfer (d. 2006)
- 1914Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
- 1960Jenette Goldstein, American actress
- 1981Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
- 1982Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
- 1983Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
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