Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 4

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This is a list of selected February 4 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1703 – All but one of the forty-seven rōnin committed seppuku (ritual suicide) in Edo, present-day Tokyo, as recompense for avenging the death of their master, Daimyo of Akō Asano Naganori. unreferenced section
1862Bacardi, one of the world's largest rum producers, was founded as a small distillery in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. need source for date
1945World War II: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta Conference on the Crimean Peninsula to discuss Europe's postwar reorganization. refimprove section
1992Venezuelan Army officer Hugo Chávez failed in his attempt to overthrow the government of Carlos Andrés Pérez. refimprove section
1999Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, was shot and killed by four New York City Police Department plain-clothed officers, prompting outrage both within and outside the city. refimprove section
2002Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, was formed from the merger of two competing cancer charities. primary sources
2003 – Under a new Constitutional Charter, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was reconstituted into a loose confederation of Serbia and Montenegro. refimprove section
2004 – Four Harvard University students launched the social networking website Facebook from their dorm room. multiple issues
2006A stampede at the PhilSports Stadium in Pasig City, Metro Manila, in the Philippines, killed 78 people and injured about 400. refimprove
2010 – The Federal Court of Australia's ruling in Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd set a precedent that Internet service providers (ISPs) are not responsible for what their users do with the services the ISPs provide them. lots of {{cn}} tags


February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat

Ceolnoth (d. 870) · Carl Michael Bellman (b. 1740) · Karen Carpenter (d. 1983)

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