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4 February

708 – Rome – Pope Sisinnius died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sisinnius

839 – England – King Egbert died aged 64. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=egbert

960 – China – Coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizu_of_Song

1169 – Sicily – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre near Pedagaggi, followed by tsunami. c.15,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1169_Sicily_earthquake

1555 – England – John Rogers burned at stake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rogers_(Bible_editor_and_martyr)

1758 – Brazil – Macapá founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macap%C3%A1

1794 – France – Slavery abolished throughout all French Republic territories.

1797 – Peru – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Quito, Ecuador & Cuzco, 41,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1797_Riobamba_earthquake


1859 – Egypt – The Codex Sinaiticus discovered. https://youtu.be/U4Xkv2gjzZw http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/

1861 – USA – Confederate States of America formed (American Civil War). http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/confederate-states-of-america

1899 – Philippines – Battle of Manila began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1899)

1932 – America – III Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Lake Placid. http://www.olympic.org/lake-placid-1932-winter-olympics

1932 – China – Battle of Harbin ended (Second Sino-Japanese War). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=295

1941 – Germany – British bombers attacked Düsseldorf (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Crimea – Yalta Conference opened at Livadia Palace (WWII). http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/yalta-conference

1945 – Burma – Battle of Pokoku & Irrawaddy River Operations began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations

1945 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Karoi, 34 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450204-0


1948 – Ceylon – Independence from UK. https://youtu.be/UosArxZtK_c  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_of_Ceylon

1949 – Libya – Skyways plane crashed near Tripoli-Castel Benito Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490204-0

1950 – Puerto Rico – USAF plane crashed off Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500204-0

1965 – USA – Earthquake measuring 8.7Mw, epicentre in Rat Islands, Alaska. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Rat_Islands_earthquake

1966 – Japan – ANA Flight 60 crashed near Tokyo-Haneda Airport, 133 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19660204-0

1974 – UK – M62 Coach bombing by IRA in Yorkshire, 9 soldiers and 3 civilians killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/4/newsid_4148000/4148933.stm

1975 – China – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Haicheng, Lianing, 10,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Haicheng_earthquake

1976 – Guatemala – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, 23,000 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1976_02_04.php

1976 – Austria – XII Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Innsbruck. http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1976-winter-olympics

1977 – USA – Two trains crash in Chicago, 11 killed. http://www3.gendisasters.com/illinois/1927/chicago,-il-elevated-train-wreck,-feb-1977

1980 – Iran – Abolhassan Banisadr became President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolhassan_Banisadr

1996 – USA – Snowstorm in Midwestern US, -26°F (-32.2°C) recorded.

1997 – Israel – Two troop transport helicopters collide in mid air over northern Galilee, 73 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Israeli_helicopter_disaster

1998 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, 5,000+ killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_4,_1998_Afghanistan_earthquake

2002 – UK – Cancer Research UK founded. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-research/our-research-history

2006 – Philippines – Stampede at PhilSports Stadium, 71 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4680040.stm

2008 – UK – London Low Emission Zone scheme began. http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2008/01/04/low_emission_zone_feature.shtml


2015 – Taiwan – TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 crashed near Taipei-Sung Shan Airport, 43 killed. https://youtu.be/I8l1_ZDzxcM http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20150204-0

York

211 – Emperor Severus died whilst in York. His sons Caracalla and Geta assumed joint sovereign rule. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/sept-severus.html

1634 – Thomas Wardle, William Hornby, Benjamin Hornsey, Charles Hopkinson, Thomas Jefferson, Peter Kibblewhite, George Henry Kilvington, William Kitching, Thomas Lazenb and Thomas Langdale were executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf