Thursday, the 4th of February, 2016 is the 35th day in 2016 and in the 5th calendar week.
General Events:
World Cancer Day
February 4, 2016 in the World
On February 04, 2016 World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. This health awareness day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control, a global consortium of more than 470 cancer-fighting organizations in over 120 countries.
The Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place annualy on 4 February and targets the public through global communications, and encourages policy makers and UICC member organizations to make cancer a political priority.
The aims of WCD are to help save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing to governments across the world to take action against the disease. The day is a key opportunity for everyone affected by cancer to work together to ensure that world leaders stick to the promises they made at the UN Summit in relation to reducing the impact of cancer.
Cancer is a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous.
Significantly, the number of cancer cases and related deaths worldwide is estimated to double over the next 20 to 40 years. With the greatest increase in low and middle income countries, those least equipped to cope with both the social and economic impact of the disease.
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Rosa Parks Day
February 4, 2016 in the USA
Rosa Parks Day is observed on February 04, 2016. Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday celebrated on February 4 orDecember 1 in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated February 4, 2000. The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio’s legislation pass to honor the late leader.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Facebook’s Birthday
February 4, 2016 in the World
Facebook – the world’s biggest social media network – is turning 12 on February 4. The idea behind the network was initially to help students at Zuckerberg’s college to connect with each other. From a close-knit portal, Facebook today has over 1.5 billion users around the world.
Over these 12 years, Facebook has ventured into a variety of projects, initiatives, and technologies with the idea of connecting more and more people across the globe.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg reminisces in his post how the journey started when he wrote the first code for the site in January 2004. Zuckerberg is celebrating the anniversary as #friendsday- a way to celebrate the friendships and relationships that have made a difference in people’s lives through the network.
On February 4, Zuckerberg has called on Facebook users to celebrate the day with him by sharing a story about friendships that have made a difference in their lives.
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Historical Events on 4th February:
960 The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries
1194 100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England
1703 In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-Seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master’s death
1783 Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
1822 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
1859 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt
1880 The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee
1899 The Philippine-American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces
1922 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China
1936 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
1938 Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is officially released
1945 Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war
1948 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
1962 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
1971 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
1976 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
1985 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
2003 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution