February 4: Day of the Week
February 4, 2017 was the 35th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 330 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1797The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
- 1846The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
- 1859The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
- 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 British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
- 1975Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 2008The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
- 2038New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 4?
- 1575Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
- 1859Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
- 1875Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (d. 1953)
- 1881Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
- 1941John Steel, British musician (The Animals)
- 1960Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
- 1969Dallas Drake, ice hockey player
- 1974Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
- 1975Natalie Imbruglia, Australian musician and actress
- 1977Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
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