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

  • 960
    The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
  • 1454
    In the Thirteen Years’ War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1846
    The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1966
    All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 1980
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2038
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.

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