The 4t o Februar is the 35t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 330 days ti come (331 in lowp years).
- 1789 - George Washington is electit Preses o the Unitit States bi the Electoral College.
- 1797 - A yirdquauk in Riobamba, Ecuador, kills 40,000 fowk.
- 1899 - Stairt o the Philippine-American War.
- 1932 - The 1932 Winter Olympic Gemmes, held in Lake Placid, New York, stairt.
- 1945 - Warld War II: Yalta Conference - Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt an Joseph Stalin meet in Yalta, Crimea.
- 1948 - Sri Lanka (then-Ceylon) gains unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1975 - A magnitude 7 yirdquauk in Cheenae kills 10,000 fowk.
- 1976 - A yirdquauk in Guatemala an Honduras kills 22,000 fowk.
- 1998 - A yirdquauk in Afghanistan an Tajikistan kills 5,000 fowk.
- 2004 - Facebook is foondit bi Mark Zuckerberg.
- 2014 - The Scots Pairlament votes in favour o the introduction o same-sex mairage in Scotland.
- 1739 - John Robison, Scots pheesicist (d. 1805)
- 1850 - Thomas Lomar Gray, Scots ingineer (d. 1908)
- 1871 - Friedrich Ebert, Preses o Germany (d. 1925)
- 1897 - Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor o Germany (d. 1977)
- 1902 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974)
- 1906 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
- 1906 - Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (d. 1997)
- 1913 - Rosa Parks, American activist (d. 2005)
- 1921 - Betty Friedan, American feminist activist (d. 2006)
- 1923 - Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)
- 1933 - Jimmy Murray, Scots fitbawer (d. 2015)
- 1943 - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
- 1947 - John Campbell Brown, Scots astronomer (d. 2019)
- 1947 - Dan Quayle, 44t Vice Preses o the Unitit States
- 1948 - Ram Baran Yadav, 1st Preses o Nepal
- 1948 - Alice Cooper, American muisicker
- 1952 - Jenny Shipley, 36t Prime meenister o New Zealand
- 1953 - Jerome Powell, 16t Chair o the US Federal Reserve
- 1954 - Andrei Karlov, Roushie diplomat (d. 2016)
- 1962 - John Gordon Sinclair, Scots actor
- 1962 - Stephen Hammond, Inglis politeecian
- 1971 - Eric Garcetti, Mayor o Los Angeles
- 1975 - Natalie Imbruglia, Australian sangster
- 1982 - Kimberly Wyatt, American sangster
- 1987 - Lucie Safarova, Czech tennis player
- 211 - Septimius Severus, Roman Emperor
- 1746 - Robert Blair, Scots poet (b. 1699)
- 1815 - John Ferriar, Scots medicinar an poet (b. 1761)
- 1894 - Adolphe Sax, Belgian inventor o the saxophone (b. 1814)
- 1928 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch pheesicist (b. 1853)
- 1974 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indie pheesicist an mathemateecian (b. 1894)
- 1983 - Karen Carpenter, American sangster (b. 1950)
- 1987 - Liberace, American sangster-sangwriter, pianist an entertainer (b. 1919)
- 2006 - Betty Friedan, American feminist activist (b. 1921)
- 2016 - Edgar Mitchell, American astronaut (b. 1930)
- 2020 - Daniel arap Moi, 2nt Preses o Kenyae (b. 1924)
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