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Originally published at Chamber . You can comment here or there.

Meme, stolen from the Autodidactic.

Look up your birthday on Wikipedia, and post 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year (331 in leap years).


  • 1703 - In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-Seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
  • 1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected to be the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  • 1976 - In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000. (My actual birthday)
  • 1899 - Phillipine American War begins


  • 1943 - Battle of Stalingrad ends.


  • 1902 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974)
  • 1913 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
  • 1948 - Alice Cooper, American musician


  • 1975 - Natalie Imbruglia


  • 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.
  • 1968 - Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)

1615 - Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodigy (b. 1535).

  • Published books on just about everything under the sun, and founded one of the first scientific societies of Europe, the Academia Secretorum Naturae, known informally as the Otiosi, “Men of Leisure.” The Academia Secretorum Naturae was compelled to disband when its members were suspected of dealing with the Occult.


  • Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).


Across the Universe Day

  • On February 4, 2008, at 00:00 UTC, NASA transmitted[1] “Across The Universe” in the direction of the star Polaris, 431 light years from Earth. This was done to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song, the 45th anniversary of the Deep Space Network (DSN), and the 50th anniversary of NASA. The idea was hatched by Beatles historian Martin Lewis, who encouraged all Beatles fans to play the track as it was beamed to the distant star.

Catholic Saints Observances (just for fun):

Saint Andrew (Andrea) Corsini (1302—January 6, 1373) was an Italian Carmelite and bishop of Fiesole. He was born in Florence, in 1302, as member of the illustrious Corsini family. Wild and dissolute in youth, he was startled by the words of his mother about what had happened to her before his birth, and, becoming a Carmelite monk in his native city, began a life of great mortification. He studied at Paris and Avignon.

On his return, Andrew became the “Apostle of Florence”. He was regarded as a prophet and a thaumaturgus. After being called to the post of bishop of Fiesole, which he did not want, he fled. He was discovered by a child at the charterhouse at Enna, and was subsequently compelled to accept the honour.

He redoubled his austerities as a bishop, was lavish in his care of the poor, and was sought for everywhere as a peacemaker, notably at Bologna, whither he was sent as papal legate to heal the breach between the nobility and the people.

After twelve years in the episcopacy, he died in 1373 at the age of seventy-one.

Saint Veronica or Berenice, according to the “Acta Sanctorum” published by the Bollandists (under February 4),[2] was a pious woman of Jerusalem who, moved with pity as Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha, gave him her veil that he might wipe his forehead. Jesus accepted the offering and after using it handed it back to her, the image of His face miraculously impressed upon it. The name “Veronica” itself is a latinization of Berenice, a Macedonian name, meaning “bearer of victory” (corresponding to Greek: phere-nikē). Folk etymology has attributed its origin to the words for true (Latin: vera) and image (Greek: eikon).