February 4 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Cancer Day
- International
Farmer's Day
Taiwan Observance
National Day
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Begin of the Armed Fight for National Liberation
Angola Public Holiday
Rosa Parks Day
United states (California, Ohio) Local Observance

Historical Events on February 4

  • 1789: The United States Electoral College votes unanimously to make George Washington the 1st President of the U.S.
  • 1794: Throughout the territories of the French First Republic, slavery is abolished. However, it will slavery will be established in the French West Indies at the beginning of the 19th
  • 1825: Construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal is approved by the Ohio Legislature.
  • 1846: Mormon pioneers travel from Illinois to Salt Lake Valley.
  • 1861: Delegates from the 6 U.S States which seceded from the Union, meet in Montgomery, Alabama and form the Confederate States of America.
  • 1899: The Battle of Manila is the opening shot in the Philippine American War.
  • 1941: The USO (United Service Organization) is organized as a way to serve and entertain American troops.
  • 1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet at the Yalta Conference in the Crimea.
  • 1945: A number of different battles occur between British Indian forces and Japanese forces on this day.
  • 1975: In Haicheng, China, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake erupts.
  • 1976: Honduras and Guatemala suffer through an earthquake that kills more than 20,000 people.
  • 1998: Over 2300 people are killed and another 800+ are injured by an earthquake that strike the Takhar Province in Afghanistan.
  • 1999: West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot over 40+ times by a plainclothes New York City police officer. Mr. Diallo was unarmed.

Famous Birthdays on February 4

  • French poet and screenwriter, Jacques Prevert is born in 1900.
  • American pilot and explorer, Charles Lindbergh is born in 1902.
  • American author and screenwriter, MacKinlay Kantor is born in 1904.
  • American astronomer and discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh is born in 1906.
  • English poet Julian Bell is born in 1908.
  • American civil rights activist, Rosa Parks is born in 1913.
  • American director, screenwriter and producer, George A. Romero is born in 1940.
  • American singer and actress, Florence LaRue is born in 1944.
  • American singer-songwriter Alice Cooper is born in 1948.
  • American actor Michael Beck is born in 1949.