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)
- 1825The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
- 1916New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1936Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
- 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.
- 1967Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
- 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.
- 1997En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
- 1998An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1902Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
- 1917Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
- 1936Gary Conway, American actor
- 1940John Schuck, American actor
- 1948Alice Cooper, American musician
- 1957Don Davis, American composer
- 1962Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
- 1962Michael Riley, Canadian actor
- 1981Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
- 1981Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist
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