Today is Friday, February 4th, the 35th day of the year. There are 330
days remaining until the end of the year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES American Heart Month,
Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National
Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Month, National
Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month, Thank a
Florence LaRue Gordon, 78, singer (5th Dimension)
Lawrence Taylor, 63, Hall of Fame football player
Vern Fleming, 61, basketball player
Cam’ron, 46, rapper
Allen Forrest, 41, rapper
Hannibal Burress, 39, comedian
Rosa Parks, 109, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement (d. 2005)
Louis Jordan, 1975, musician (b. 1908)
Barbara McNair, 2007, singer/actress (b. 1934)
Maurice White, 2016, singer/producer (Earth, Wind & Fire) (b. 1941)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1822 – Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa.
1952 – 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY).
1974 – Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped
by Symbionese Liberation Army.
1986 – The U.S. Postal Service issues a commemorative stamp honoring
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.
2007 – Tony Dungy became the 1st African American head coach to win the
Being an Aquarius born on February 4th, your personality is characterized by openness and imagination. While there are plenty of people who enjoy mind games, you are not one of them. Your friends and family appreciate the fact that you value truthfulness and straightforwardness above all else, but they may be most impressed with your imagination. You have a unique and active mind, which allows you to see angles and possibilities. In social situations, you use your intellect to engage and intrigue others.