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What Happened on February 4th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 TransAsia Airways Flight 235 with 58 people on board, en route from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen, crashes into the Keelung River just after take-off, killing 43 people.
2004 Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
2003 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia adopts a new constitution, becoming a loose confederacy between Montenegro and Serbia.
2000 The World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium, Charter of Paris is signed by the President of France, Jacques Chirac and the Director General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura, initiating World Cancer Day which is held on February 4 every year.
1999 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot 41 times by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.
1998 The 5.9 Mw⿯ Afghanistan earthquake shakes the Takhar Province with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). With 2,323 killed, and 818 injured, damage is considered extreme.
1997 En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
1992 A coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
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.
1976 In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1975 Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
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.
1969 Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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.
1966 All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
1961 The Angolan War of Independence and the greater Portuguese Colonial War begin.
1948 Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1945 World War II: Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority.
1945 World War II: The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.
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.
1941 The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
1938 Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Armed Forces High Command.
1932 Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan.
1899 The Philippine-American War begins with the Battle of Manila.
1861 American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
1859 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
1846 The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.
1825 The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
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.
1810 The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
1801 John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
1797 The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.
1794 The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French First Republic. It will be reestablished in the French West Indies in 1802.
1789 George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1758 Macapá, Brazil is founded.
1703 In Edo (now Tokyo), all but one of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
1555 John Rogers is burned at the stake, becoming the first English Protestant martyr under Mary I of England.
1454 In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
1169 A strong earthquake struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially in Catania.
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.
211 Following the death of Rome's Emperor Septimius Severus at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians, the empire is left in the control of his two quarrelling sons, Caracalla and Geta, instructing them to make peace.
Famous People Born on February 4

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Year Name
1831 Oliver Ames, American financier and politician, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
1920 Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (d. 2016)
1930 Arthur E. Chase, American businessman and politician (d. 2015)
1895 Nigel Bruce, English actor (d. 1953)
1943 Wanda Rutkiewicz, Lithuanian-Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)
1972 Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer and manager
1925 Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1918 Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (d. 1995)
1938 Frank J. Dodd, American businessman and politician, president of the New Jersey Senate (d. 2010)
1875 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (d. 1953)
Famous People Deaths On February 4

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Date Name
1498 Antonio del Pollaiolo, Italian artist (b. 1429/1433)
1555 John Rogers, English clergyman and translator (b. 1505)
2012 Robert Daniel, American farmer, soldier, and politician (b. 1936)
1995 Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1921)
2007 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2017 Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)
1944 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (b. 1872)
2008 Augusta Dabney, American actress (b. 1918)
2012 Florence Green, English soldier (b. 1901)
2017 Bano Qudsia, Pakistani writer (b. 1928)