Today In History, February 4: What happened on this day

What happened today in history (February 4): Rosa Parks and Oscar De La Hoya were born, Madhusudan Das and SN Bose passed away, Facebook was founded, World Cancer Day, Chauri Chaura incident happened In addition, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft, Sri Lanka gained independence, and more.

This day in history (February 4): Chauri Chaura incident occurred in Gorakhpur

This day in history (February 4): Chauri Chaura incident occurred in Gorakhpur

Today in History, February 4: We’re entering the second month of 2023 and it feels like the new year has just begun. But it’s time to accept reality, otherwise the days will continue to pass. One should always learn and cultivate knowledge.

Today is February 4, a seemingly normal winter day on the outside. However, February 4 is an important day in history.

Keep reading to find out what important events happened on this day (February 4) in sports, politics and the arts, along with famous births and deaths in world history.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1703, 47 ronin (masterless samurai) of Japan committed ritual suicide (seppuku) after avenging their master’s death.
  • In 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected by the United States Electoral College as the first President of the United States.
  • In 1922, the Chauri Chaura Incident took place in the Chauri Chaura town of Gorakhpur, in which protesters retaliated against police firing during the non-cooperation movement by burning a police station and killing 22 policemen.
  • In 1945, the Yalta Conference began in Crimea during the final stages of World War II, with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meeting to decide Germany’s defeat.
  • In 1948, Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, gained independence from Britain.
  • In 1992, Hugo Chavez led a coup against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez.
  • In 2004, one of the most popular social media platforms, Facebook, was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin.
  • In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft.

Sports event today

  • In 1972, Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk won the 5,000m at the Sapporo Winter Olympics along with gold medals in the 1,500m and 10,000m.
  • In 1997, American football player and NFL running back OJ Simpson was charged in the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson in a civil lawsuit.

Today’s Arts and Culture Events

  • In 1938, Thornton Wilder’s iconic play “Our Town” opened on Broadway.
  • In 1970, the biographical war epic Patton, based on United States General George S. Patton during World War II, was released.

Notable deaths on this day

Sir No

Year of death

Personality

first

1928

Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1902 for discovering and explaining the Zeeman effect.

2

1934

Madhusudan Das, Indian lawyer and social reformer who worked towards the unification and recognition of Orissa

3

1974

Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician and physicist best known for his collaboration with Albert Einstein on quantum mechanics and developing the foundations for Bose statistics and the theory of Bose condensates

4

1987

Liberace, an American pianist famous for his splendid costumes and musician’s performance

5

1987

Carl Rogers, American psychologist who developed a humanistic approach to psychology, focusing on the intimate human relationship between client and therapist.

6

1995

Patricia Highsmith, American author known for best-selling psychological thrillers such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Deep Water

Famous birthdays on this day

Sir No

Year of Birth

Personality

first

1902

Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and military officer who made the first solo transatlantic flight from New York City to Paris

2

1913

Rosa Parks, American activist, refused to give up her bus seat to white people, sparking the civil rights movement in the US

3

1938

Birju Maharaj, Indian dancer, composer and singer who is considered one of India’s greatest Kathak dancers

4

1940

George A. Romero, American filmmaker pioneered the horror genre, especially the Zombie genre with the Night of the Living Dead series

5

1948

Alice Cooper, American rock singer known for his flamboyant performances and songs “School’s Out” and “Poison”

6

1959

Lawrence Taylor, the American football player is considered the greatest fullback in NFL history

7

1973

Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer considered one of the best athletes in the sport and a world champion in six weight divisions

8

1974

Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress famous for her roles in hit films such as Satya, Rangeela and Bhoot

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