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This was 35th day of the year and 330 days remained in the year.

February 4 Birthdays

Charles Lindbergh
1902–1974, American Aviator.

Tadeusz Kosciusko
general (1746)

Fernand Léger
painter (1881)

Clyde William Tombaugh
astronomer (1906)

Rosa Parks
civil rights activist (1913)

Betty Friedan
feminist (1921)

George Romero
filmmaker (1939)

Dan Quayle
vice president (1947)

Oscar De La Hoya
boxer (1973)

February 4 in History


England proclaimed the formal end to the hostilities with the United States.


Shays's Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, was defeated.


George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States.


Delegates from six southern states met at Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America.


Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference.


Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gained independence from the United Kingdom.


The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.


Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.


Benjamin Britten, British composer, died.


The country of Yugoslavia disappeared, to be replaced by the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro.


The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared that gays had the right to marry.

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