- February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year (331 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 3
- Next day is February 5.
February 4th Deaths (Here)
February 4 Events:
211 – Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his 2 sons, Caracalla & Geta.
960 – The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China.
1454 – In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
1703 – In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1794 – The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
1801 – John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
1810 – The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
1820 – The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men & 2 ships.
1825 – Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal & the Miami & Erie Canal.
1859 – Codex Sinaiticus - discovered in Egypt.
1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from 6 break-away U.S. states meet & form the Confederate States of America (American Civil War).
1899 – The Philippine-American War begins.
1932 – Japan occupies Harbin, China.
1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
1941 – The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops (World War II).
1945 – The Yalta Conference begins (World War II).
1948 – Ceylon (to become Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1967 – Lunar Orbiter program - Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 - mission to identify landing sites for the Surveyor & Apollo spacecraft.
1969 – Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
1975 – Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
1976 – In Guatemala & Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1980 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
1992 – A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
1997 – After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
1998 – An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
1999 – Amadou Diallo (an unarmed West African immigrant) is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
1999 – The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
2000 – German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder & extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
2003 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia & Montenegro & adopts a new constitution.
2004 – Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
2006 – A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
2008 – The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
2010 – A earthquake hit California with a 6.0 magnitude on Richter scale.
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