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  • Paris, France
    Sunday Feb 4, 1912

    Eiffel Tower

    Franz Reichelt died after jumping from the first level of the tower

    Paris, France
    Sunday Feb 4, 1912

    Just two years later, on 4 February 1912, Austrian tailor Franz Reichelt died after jumping from the first level of the tower (a height of 57 metres) to demonstrate his parachute design.




  • Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1913

    Rosa Parks

    Born

    Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1913

    Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913, to Leona (née Edwards), a teacher, and James McCauley, a carpenter.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 1924

    Louis Armstrong

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 1924

    On February 4, 1924, he married Lil Hardin Armstrong, King Oliver's pianist, divorced in 1938.




  • Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 4, 1939

    Frank Sinatra

    1st Marriage

    Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 4, 1939

    Sinatra had met Barbato in Long Branch, New Jersey in the late 1930s, where he spent most of the summer working as a lifeguard.He agreed to marry her after an incident at "The Rustic Cabin" which led to his arrest.




  • Yalta, Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    World War II

    Yalta Conference

    Yalta, Crimea, U.S.S.R.
    Sunday Feb 4, 1945

    On 4 February, Soviet, British, and US leaders met for the Yalta Conference. They agreed on the occupation of post-war Germany, and on when the Soviet Union would join the war against Japan.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Sunday Feb 4, 1979

    Iranian Revolution

    Khomeini appoints a new government

    Tehran, Iran
    Sunday Feb 4, 1979

    On the day of his arrival Khomeini made clear his rejection of Bakhtiar's government in a speech promising, "I shall kick their teeth in. I appoint the government, I appoint the government in support of this nation". On 5 February at Khomeini's headquarters in the Refah School in southern Tehran, he declared a provisional revolutionary government, appointed opposition leader Mehdi Bazargan (from the religious-nationalist Freedom Movement, affiliated with the National Front) as his own prime minister, and commanded Iranians to obey Bazargan as a religious duty.




  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1992

    Hugo Chávez

    Operation Zamora

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1992

    Chávez began preparing for a military coup d'état known as Operation Zamora. The plan involved members of the military overwhelming military locations and communication installations and then establishing Rafael Caldera in power once Pérez was captured and assassinated. Chávez delayed the MBR-200 coup, initially planned for December, until the early twilight hours of 4 February 1992. On that date five army units under Chávez's command moved into urban Caracas. Despite years of planning, the coup quickly encountered trouble since Chávez commanded the loyalty of less than 10% of Venezuela's military. After numerous betrayals, defections, errors, and other unforeseen circumstances, Chávez and a small group of rebels found themselves hiding in the Military Museum, unable to communicate with other members of their team. Pérez managed to escape Miraflores Palace.Then Chávez gave himself up to the government. Fourteen soldiers were killed, and fifty soldiers and some eighty civilians injured during the ensuing violence.


  • Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1992

    Bolivarian Revolution

    1992 coup-attempt

    Venezuela
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1992

    Simón Bolívar has left a long lasting imprint on Venezuela's history in particular and South America in general. As a military cadet, Hugo Chávez was "a celebrant of the Bolivarian passion story". Chávez relied upon the ideas of Bolívar and on Bolívar as a popular symbol later in his military career as he put together his MBR-200 movement which would become a vehicle for his 1992 coup-attempt.


  • Serbia
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1997

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević recognized the opposition victories

    Serbia
    Tuesday Feb 4, 1997

    On 4 February 1997, Milošević recognized the opposition victories in some local elections, after mass protests lasting 96 days.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Videotapes would suffice as testimony

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Feb 4, 1999

    On February 4, however, the Senate voted 70–30 that excerpting these videotapes would suffice as testimony, rather than calling live witnesses to appear at trial.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Mark Zuckerberg

    "The facebook" launched

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona B

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Messi made his debut for Barcelona B in the Segunda División B.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Launched "TheFacebook"

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "TheFacebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Feb 4, 2010

    Symbian OS

    The Symbian community objective

    Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Feb 4, 2010

    The Symbian community objective was to publish the source code for the entire Symbian platform under the OSI- and FSF-approved Eclipse Public License (EPL). The code was published under EPL on 4 February 2010; Symbian Foundation reported this event to be the largest codebase moved to Open Source in history.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    Sony announced Selling VAIO PC business

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On 4 February 2014, Sony announced that it would sell its VAIO PC business due to poor sales and Japanese company Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will purchase the VAIO brand, with the deal finalized by the end of March 2014. Sony maintains a minority stake in the new, independent company.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Bill Gates

    A new Chairman

    Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On February 4, 2014, Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft to become Technology Advisor alongside new CEO Satya Nadella.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    Microsoft

    Steve Ballmer Stepped down as CEO of Microsoft

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2014

    On February 4, 2014, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and was succeeded by Satya Nadella, who previously led Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise division.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom received US$30 million in Series C funding

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2015

    On February 4, 2015, the company received US$30 million in Series C funding from investors including Emergence Capital, Horizons Ventures (Li Ka-shing), Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang, and Patrick Soon-Shiong. At that time, Zoom had 40 million users, with 65,000 organizations subscribed and a total of 1 billion meeting minutes since it was established.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 2019

    Papa John's Pizza

    Announcing The investements of Starboard Value in Papa's Johnes

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 2019

    On February 4, 2019, it was announced that the activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which had played a large role in turning around the troubled Olive Garden restaurant chain, would be investing $200 million into Papa John's Pizza and that Starboard could possibly invest an additional $50 million by March 29, 2019.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi tore up her official copy of his speech

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    On February 4, 2020, at the conclusion of President Trump's State of the Union, Pelosi tore up her official copy of his speech. Her stated reason for doing so was "because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternatives. It was a such a dirty speech." She was criticized for this by President Trump and Republicans.


  • Zhejiang, China
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Zhejiang cities province restricted the movement of residents

    Zhejiang, China
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    On 4 February 2020, two more cities in Zhejiang province restricted the movement of residents. The city of Taizhou, three Hangzhou districts, and some in Ningbo began to only allow one person per household to go outside every two days to buy necessities, city officials said. More than 12 million people are affected by the new restrictions.


  • Macau
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Macau shutdown all casinos

    Macau
    Tuesday Feb 4, 2020

    On 4 February 2020, all casinos in Macau were ordered to shut down for 15 days. Therefore, casinos are to reopen on February 19th.


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