Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Saturday, February 4, 2006
The Wowowee stede at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines, kills 74 people and leaves 600 injured.
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state supreme court of Massachusetts, issues a response to a Massachusetts Senate question about instituting civil unions, such as the civil unions on Vermont, would meet the requirements of the 4–3 decision in "Goodridge v. Department of Public Health" issued in November 2003. The Court responds that such civil unions would not be sufficient to comply with "Goodridge", in which the Court held that not allowing same-sex couples to marry violated the Massachusetts Constitution. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan states that the Bush administration is reviewing the decision, that the Court's ruling is deeply troubling, and that President Bush is firmly committed to protecting and defending marriage.
Thursday, February 4, 1999
Wednesday, February 4, 1998
An earthquake near Lijiang
in southwest China, measuring up to 7 on the Richter scale, kills at least 240 people, injures more than 14,000 and makes hundreds of thousands homeless.
Thursday, February 4, 1993
Members of the right-wing Austria
split to form the Liberal Forum
in protest against the increasing nationalistic bent of the party.
Tuesday, February 4, 1992
Wednesday, February 4, 1981
Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
Wednesday, February 4, 1976
Tuesday, February 4, 1975
U.S. airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage.
Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Thursday, February 4, 1971
In Britain, Rolls-Royce goes bankrupt and is nationalised.
Tuesday, February 4, 1969
Saturday, February 4, 1967
The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Beijing.
Saturday, February 4, 1961
February 8 ndash Surgeons remove an ovarian cyst from Gertrude Levandowski in a 96-hour long operation in Chicago. She loses almost half of her weight and emerges weighing 140 kg.//www.wired.com/thisdayintech/tag/gertrude-levandowski/
This Day in Tech History, "Wired", February 4, 2010.
Saturday, February 4, 1950
Wednesday, February 4, 1948
Tuesday, February 4, 1941
Saturday, February 4, 1933
Saturday, February 4, 1899
The Philippine–American War begins as hostilities break out in Manila.
Tuesday, February 4, 1896
International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers was established in Pittsburgh
Thursday, February 4, 1841
First known reference to Groundhog Day
, in the diary of a James Morris.
Saturday, February 4, 1837
Seminoles attack Fort Foster in Florida.
Saturday, February 4, 1815
The first Dutch student association, the Groninger Studenten Corps, Vindicat atque Polit is founded in the Netherlands. The first rector of the senate was B.J. Winter.
Wednesday, February 4, 1801
William Pitt the Younger resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, February 4, 1794
The French Republic abolishes slavery.
Thursday, February 4, 1790
Wednesday, February 4, 1789
Tuesday, February 4, 1738
Saturday, February 4, 1713
Tuscarora War: The Carolina militia under Colonel James Moore leaves Fort Reading to continue the caign against the Tuscarora.
Wednesday, February 4, 1699
350 rebellious Streltsi
are executed in Moscow.
Tuesday, February 4, 1620
Wednesday, February 4, 1609
Saturday, January 25, 1567 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, January 25, 1555 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 26, 1454 (Julianian calendar)
In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
Friday, January 28, 1194 (Julianian calendar)
Richard I of England is ransomed from Henry VI, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
May 12 1194 - After settling affairs in England, Richard arrives across the Channel at Barfleur in Normandy to reclaim lands lost to Philip II.
April 1194 - Richard I arrives back in England
Thursday, January 31, 900 (Julianian calendar)