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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 211Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians.He leaves the empire in the control of his two quarrelling sons.
- 1794The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
- 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 Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
- 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.
- 1997After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
- 2003The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
- 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?
- 1688Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
- 1725Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
- 1846Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
- 1896Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
- 1906Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
- 1918Porky Chedwick, American radio personality
- 1938Donald W. Riegle, Jr., American Senator
- 1960Jenette Goldstein, American actress
- 1981Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
- 1982Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
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