It happened one 04 February

1976 : Earthquake in Guatemala

On February 4, 1976 at 3:10 am, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on the Richter scale occured at 160 km northeast of Guatemala City. 23,000 people were killed.

1997 : O. J. Simpson convicted

On February 4, 1997, O. J. Simpson was convicted by a civil court in California to pay more than $33 million in damages for the murders of his ex-wife and her companion. He had been acquitted of criminal charges in 1995.

1998 : Earthquake in Afghanistan

In the province of Taqhar in northern Afghanistan near Tajikistan, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale killed 5000 people.

2003 : End of Yugoslavia

February 4, 2003, Yougoslavie completely disappeared and was replaced by Serbia and Montenegro.

2004 : Facebook

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and three other Harvard students, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes created Facebook, a mainstream online social network.

Latest news : 04 February

Independence Day in Sri Lanka
On february 4, in Sri Lanka, we commemorate the country's independence from the United Kingdom.

Quote of the day : 04 February

Jacques Prévert
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

Birthdays : 04 February

Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (1688)
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss botanist (1778)
Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (1799)
Jean Aicard, French poet (1848)
Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (1873)
Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (1875)
Fernand Léger, French painter (1881)
Nigel Bruce, English actor (1895)
Friedrich Hund, German physicist (1896)
Jacques Prévert, French poet (1900)
Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (1902)
Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (1913)
Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan (1917)
Ida Lupino, English actress (1918)
Betty Friedan, American feminist (1921)
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian singer (1922)
Isabel Martínez de Perón, President of Argentina (1931)
David Brenner, American actor (1936)
Alice Cooper, American musician (1948)
Michael Beck, American actor (1949)
Patrick Bergin, Irish actor (1951)
Kitaro, Japanese composer (1953)
Kevin Samuel Wasserman (Noodles) , American guitarist (The Offspring) (1963)
Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier (1963)
Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist (1966)
Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (1967)
Gabrielle Anwar, English actress (1970)
Oscar de la Hoya, American boxer (1973)
Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress (1974)
Natalie Imbruglia, Australian musician (1975)
Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer (1984)

They left us one 04 February

Charles Marie de La Condamine, French explorer and geographer (1774)
Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (1799)
Adolphe Sax, Inventor of the saxophone (1894)
Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1928)
Yvette Guilbert, French singer (1944)
Henry Kuttner, American writer (1958)
Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (1974)
Patricia Highsmith, American writer (1995)
André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (2003)
Betty Friedan, American feminist (2006)
José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian footballer (2007)

Tip of the Day : 04 February

Make the difference between a dog and a wolf

- First, we look at how they run : a dog by making short bounds, while a wolf tends to glide across the ground to make as few moves as possible
- a dog's elbows point outward when he runs, while those of a wolf point inward
- A dog still has dewclaws in his paws when a wolf has not
- A dog will often want to approach you when a wolf will try to escape.
So even if an animal can be dangerous depending on the circumstances, you will have much more chance of being bitten by a dog than a wolf.

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