2021 February

February 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 4

February 4th is Homemade Soup Day and Thank a Mailman Day.

We’ve reached the 35th day of the year. There are 330 days left until the end of the year.

Those of you who were born on February 4th share the Aquarius star sign.

Find out some interesting facts about this day with these events including, several technological creations and incredible historical events.

Did you know that on this day in 1962, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all aligned? To top it off there was a total eclipse of the Sun!

Keep reading for more facts about February 4th in history!

What Happened On February 4 In History?


From this day, Parisian women were allowed to wear pants.

OTD in 2013: From this day
A law that had been in place for over 213 years.

Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website, Facebook.

OTD in 2004: Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website

Bill gates had a pie thrown in his face while visiting EU officials in Brussels, Belgium.

Source Wired

Former United States Senator, Strom Thurmond sent a secret memo to President Richard Nixon’s aide saying John Lennon should be deported.


The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all aligned.

Source NASA

The electric typewriter went on sale for the first time in Syracuse, New York, USA.


The first synthetic production of a natural form of radium was reported by Dr. John J. Livingood.

Radium was the first radioactive substance produced synthetically.
Source NY Times

The Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, New York.

It was officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games.

American religious leader Mary Baker was allegedly cured from her spinal injury by reading The Bible.

She claimed after reading Matthew, 9:2 she arose, dusted herself off and was in much better health.

The Codex Sinaiticus – one of the oldest known copies of the bible – was discovered in Egypt.