What Happened on February 4, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire
  • Morocco's Mohammed VI switches on world's largest solar plant near Ouarzazate. Planned to power 1 million homes when fully completed 2018

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), dies at 85
  • Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93
  • Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74