What Happened on February 4, 2016

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
  • Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison knighted by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace
2016 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • Edgar Mitchell, American NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), dies at 85
  • Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson; Chicago; Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, dies at 89
  • Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize, 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), dies at 93
  • Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), dies at 74
  • Ulf Söderblom, Finnish conductor (Finnish National Opera, 1973-93), dies at 85

About February 4, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

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