About February 4

February 4, 2020 is the 35th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On February 4

  • 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.
  • 1797
    The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    The Philippine-American War begins.
  • 1966
    All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Major snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26°F (-32.2°C)
  • 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
    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.
  • 2002
    Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
  • 2003
    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
  • 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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