2022February

February 4: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, February 4, 1962, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all aligned?

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.

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 interesting facts about February 4th in history!

What Events Happened On February 4 In History?

2013 The French government made it so that Parisian women could legally wear pants.

OTD in 2013: The French government made it so that Parisian women could legally wear pants.
The 213-year-old ban was officially lifted on this day.

2004 Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook.

OTD in 2004: Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook.

1998 Bill gates had a pie thrown in his face while visiting EU officials in Brussels, Belgium.

1972 The former United States Senator Strom Thurmond sent a secret memo to President Richard Nixon’s aide, saying John Lennon should be deported.

1962 The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all aligned.

1957 The electric typewriter went on sale for the first time in Syracuse, New York, USA.

1946 The first Mormon Pioneers left their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, and began the long trek to the Salt Lake Valley.

The Mormon Exodus from Illinois happened shortly after the death of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints leader, Joseph Smith. At the time, the church and its leaders practiced their new religion in extremely unorthodox and scandalous ways. They were all but driven out of Illinois after the church's neighbors grew increasingly hostile towards them.

1938 Adolf Hitler appointed himself as the head of the Armed Forces High Command.

1936 Dr. John J. Livingood reported the first synthetic production of a natural form of radium.

Radium was the first radioactive substance produced synthetically.

1932 The Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, New York.

It was officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games.

1866 American religious leader Mary Baker was allegedly cured of her spinal injury by reading The Bible.

OTD in 1866: American religious leader Mary Baker was allegedly cured of her spinal injury by reading The Bible.
After reading Matthew 9:2, she claimed that she arose, dusted herself off, and was in much better health.

1859 The Codex Sinaiticus – one of the oldest known copies of the bible – was discovered in Egypt.

Famous People Born On February 4

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Rosa Parks? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1913 Rosa Parks

American Activist

Rosa Parks
Died On:
Oct 24, 2005 (Age 92)
Born In:
Alabama, USA

1970 Hunter Biden

American Lawyer

Hunter Biden
Age:
52 years old
Born In:
Delaware, USA

1948 Alice Cooper

American Singer

Alice Cooper
Age:
74 years old
Born In:
Michigan, USA

1975 Natalie Imbruglia

Australian-British Singer

Natalie Imbruglia
Age:
47 years old
Born In:
New South Wales, Australia

Special Holidays On February 4

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

February 4: National Homemade Soup Day

National Homemade Soup Day

A yummy bowl of soup works wonders on warming the body and mind - especially on a cold winter’s day. Well, today is Homemade Soup Day, so why not make a big bowl of the hot stuff to warm up the whole family?

February 4: National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Mail carriers are all too frequently taken for granted, even though they’re out there delivering you your mail through rain, sleet, snow, or hail. So when you see your mailman or mailwoman today, show how much you appreciate them with a smile or even a gift!

February 4 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Those born under the Aquarius zodiac sign are water-bearers because they pass on knowledge to others.

People born in February all have the Amethyst birthstone. Amethyst is a symbol of courage and strong relationships. There was a time in history when only royalty could wear the gem.

If you were born on February 4th, your estimated date of conception would be May 14th in the previous year.

Popular On This Day

Fact Check

Here at The Fact Site, we have a team dedicated to checking our content for accuracy. Occasionally we may get things wrong, or information becomes outdated. If you believe something to be incorrect, please leave us a message below.

Leave a Comment