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February 4th, 2008 (February 04 2008)EventOne of the biggest marches took place in the Colombia when almost 9 million people walked in the streets of almost every town and city in the country to protest against the violent actions of FARC and against kidnapping. "No More FARC" (No Mas FARC) was the name of the march.
February 4th, 2006 (February 04 2006)EventA stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
February 4th, 2003 (February 04 2003)EventThe Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
February 4th, 2000 (February 04 2000)EventGerman extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
February 4th, 1999 (February 04 1999)EventUnarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
February 4th, 1999 (February 04 1999)EventThe New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
February 4th, 1998 (February 04 1998)EventAn earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
February 4th, 1997 (February 04 1997)EventEn route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
February 4th, 1997 (February 04 1997)EventAfter at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
February 4th, 1996 (February 04 1996)EventMajor snowstorm paralyzes Midwestern United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ties all-time record low temperature at -26F (-32.2C)
February 4th, 1992 (February 04 1992)EventA Coup d etat is led by Hugo Chavez Frias, against VenezuelanPresident Carlos Andres Perez.
February 4th, 1980 (February 04 1980)EventAyatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
February 4th, 1976 (February 04 1976)EventIn Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
February 4th, 1975 (February 04 1975)EventHaicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
February 4th, 1974 (February 04 1974)EventThe Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California. Bion Quotes
February 4th, 1969 (February 04 1969)EventYasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.Yasser Arafat Quotes
February 4th, 1966 (February 04 1966)EventAll Nippon Airways Boeing 727 jet plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.
February 4th, 1957 (February 04 1957)EventThe first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), logs its 60,000th nautical mile, matching the endurance of the fictional Nautilus described in Jules Verne s novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
February 4th, 1948 (February 04 1948)EventCeylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
February 4th, 1945 (February 04 1945)EventWorld War II: The Yalta Conference begins.
February 4th, 1943 (February 04 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of Stalingrad ends.
February 4th, 1941 (February 04 1941)EventWorld War II: The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
February 4th, 1936 (February 04 1936)EventRadium E becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
February 4th, 1932 (February 04 1932)EventWorld War II: Japan occupies Harbin, China.
February 4th, 1899 (February 04 1899)EventThe Philippine-American War begins.
February 4th, 1861 (February 04 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, Delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form The Confederate States of America.
February 4th, 1859 (February 04 1859)EventThe Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
February 4th, 1825 (February 04 1825)EventThe Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
February 4th, 1810 (February 04 1810)EventRoyal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
February 4th, 1801 (February 04 1801)EventJohn Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.John Marshall Quotes
February 4th, 1794 (February 04 1794)EventThe French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
February 4th, 1792 (February 04 1792)EventGeorge Washington is unanimously elected to a second term as President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.George Washington Quotes
February 4th, 1789 (February 04 1789)EventGeorge Washington is unanimously elected to be the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.George Washington Quotes
February 4th, 1703 (February 04 1703)EventIn Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-Seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master s death.
February 4th, 1454 (February 04 1454)EventIn the Thirteen Years War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
February 4th, 0960 (February 04 0960)EventThe coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
February 4th, 0211 (February 04 0211)EventRoman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.

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