History of February 4: Today’s history: Facebook launch, Zuckerberg changed the style of social media… Know the major events of February 4
1922: Birth of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the flag of Indian classical music.
1938: Birth of Birju Maharaj, the country’s great seeker of Kathak dance.
1948: Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) got independence from Britain.
1973: Inauguration of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s largest merchant vessel. It was a super tanker of 88,000 DWT.
1974: Death of great physicist Surendra Nath Bose.
1976: A severe earthquake in Guatemala killed 23,000 people and injured more than 75,000.
1976: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said that it had failed in its efforts to eradicate illiteracy. In this regard, the organization’s ten-year program focused on 11 countries including India.
1990: Ernakulam district of Kerala declared fully literate district of the country. Literacy rate was recorded here at 100 percent.
1994: America ended the trade embargo imposed against Vietnam.
1997: Two helicopters of Israel’s army collided in northern Israel. In this worst air accident in the history of the country, 73 people belonging to the army died.
1998: More than four thousand people died due to earthquake in the northeastern region of Afghanistan.
2001: The exiled government of Tibet announced that India has given refugee status to the Karmapa Lama. He moved to India in January 2000 as a teenager.
2003: Yugoslavia officially changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro.
2004: Facebook launch. It later became the largest social network in the world.
2006: The International Atomic Energy Agency sent the matter of making Iran’s nuclear weapons to the Security Council.
2014: Satya Nadella of Indian origin was appointed as the new CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Microsoft.
2022: Winter Olympics start in China.