About February 4

February 4, 2021 is the 35th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 8 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 4

  • 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.
  • 1810
    The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
  • 1825
    The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
  • 1859
    The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
  • 1974
    M62 coach bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
  • 1977
    A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency’s history.
  • 1980
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
  • 1992
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
  • 1999
    The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
  • 2004
    Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 2006
    A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
  • 2010
    The Federal Court of Australia’s ruling in Roadshow Films v iiNet sets a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them.

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