On This Day

Historical Events on February 4 (Part 2)

  • 1999 MV New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon
  • 1999 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • 2000 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • 2000 Simulation video game "The Sims" developed by Maxis released in North America
  • 2001 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-17; MVP: Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, QB
  • 2001 51st NHL All-Star Game, Pepsi Centre, Denver, CO: North America beats World, 14-12; MVP: Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins, RW
  • 2003 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.

Historic Event

2004 Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

  • 2006 A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71

Super Bowl

2007 Super Bowl XLI, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

  • 2012 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
  • 2013 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2013 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
  • 2013 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • 2013 Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
  • 2013 Paris, France annuls 213 year old law banning women from wearing trousers
  • 2014 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
  • 2014 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

Historic Event

2014 Satya Nadella succeeds Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft

Music History

2015 Post Malone uploads his debut single "White Iverson" to his SoundCloud account

  • 2016 Morocco's Mohammed VI switches on world's largest solar plant near Ouarzazate. Planned to power 1 million homes when fully completed 2018
  • 2016 Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 2018 Super Bowl LII, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots, 41-33; MVP: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB

Radio History

2020 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump during the State Of The Union Address

  • 2020 Charles McGee, American retired US Air Force officer and fighter pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen promoted from colonel to brigadier general

Battle of Interest

2021 US President Joe Biden announces an end to US support for the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen's civil war

  • 2021 Denmark approves plans for world's first energy island in the North Sea to provide power to 3 million Europeans
  • 2021 International Criminal Court convicts Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen of war crimes and crimes against humanity including forced pregnancy in legal first [1]
  • 2021 First successful face and double hand transplant announced performed on 22 year-old Joe DiMeo in New York