About February 4

February 4, 2022 is the 35th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 352 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 4

  • 1794
    The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
  • 1797
    The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1820
    The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
  • 1825
    The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1899
    The Philippine-American War begins.
  • 1936
    Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
  • 1941
    The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Yalta Conference between the “Big Three” (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
  • 1967
    Lunar 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.
  • 1969
    Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
  • 1976
    In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
  • 1992
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1997
    After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
  • 1997
    En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
  • 1999
    Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • 2000
    German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2008
    The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.

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