February 4, 1974 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members

Birthdays in History

  • Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international

Deaths in History

  • Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)