4 February

4 February

February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 330 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 4th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 4th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Cancer Day
  • National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • National Sweater Day
  • National Thank A Letter Carrier Day
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Create a Vacuum Day
  • Bubble Gum Day
  • National Working Naked Day
  • National Wear Red Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 4

2004: Facebook is founded

The social networking service currently has over 1 billion active users.

1948: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) proclaims independence within the British Commonwealth

Since the 16th century, the island had been colonized by Portugal, the Netherlands, and Great Britain.

1861: The Confederate States of America are established

6 slave states met in Montgomery, Alabama to form the Confederacy, which lasted only until 1865.

1859: German archeologist Constantin von Tischendorf discovers the Codex Sinaiticus

The “Sinai Bible”, a handwritten copy of the Greek Bible, is considered a great historical treasure.

1789: George Washington is elected as first President of the United States

Washington took office on April 30, 1789.

1983: Sharon Stone in 1983. Photograph by Peter Duke.

Sharon Stone in 1983. Photograph by Peter Duke.

1945: Australian former POWs after their release from captivity in Singapore, 1945. Photograph by Z. Oliver via AWM.

Australian former POWs after their release from captivity in Singapore, 1945. Photograph by Z. Oliver via AWM.

1936: First Pair of Skates: 1936

First Pair of Skates: 1936

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 4

1948: Alice Cooper, American singer-songwriter, actor

1913: Rosa Parks, American activist

1906: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor, theologian

1902: Charles Lindbergh, American pilot, activist

1746: Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish/American general

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 4

2006: Betty Friedan, American author, activist

2001: Iannis Xenakis, Greek/French composer, engineer, theorist

1987: Liberace, American singer, pianist, actor

1987: Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan activist, founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanista

1894: Adolphe Sax, Belgian musician, invented the saxophone


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