February 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On February 4, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 35th day is February 4th. Emperor Taizu was coronated on this day, beginning the Song dynasty’s 300-year reign; the Confederate States of America was created; and Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook.

Aquarius is the zodiac sign for February 4th. Alice Cooper, Charles Lindberg, and Rosa Parks all have famous birthdays. World Cancer Day and National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day both fall on February 4th.


(February 04, 1902)
Charles Lindbergh, an American aviator and one of the most well-known characters in aviation history, was born in Detroit, Michigan.


(February 04, 1945)
The Yalta Conference began on this day in 1945, during the closing phases of World War II, with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin convening to arrange the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.

(February 04, 1948)
The British Commonwealth grants Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) independence.

(February 04, 2003)
Yugoslavia was formally renamed Serbia and Montenegro.

(February 04, 2004)
The website Facebook (as was created; it would subsequently become the world's largest social network.

(Died on February 04, 2020)
Daniel arap Moi, Former President of Kenya (b. 1924).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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