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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 960The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
- 1454In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
- 1794The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
- 1846The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
- 1935New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1936Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
- 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.
- 1966All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 2006A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1524Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
- 1877Eddie Cochems, Father of the Forward Pass in American football (d. 1953)
- 1902Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and social activist (d. 1974)
- 1915Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
- 1918Janet Waldo, American actress
- 1943Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
- 1957Don Davis, American composer
- 1965Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
- 1966Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
- 1969Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
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