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!
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- 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
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.
1945: Australian former POWs after their release from captivity in Singapore, 1945. Photograph by Z. Oliver via AWM.
1936: First Pair of Skates: 1936
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
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