On this day, Jacques Chirac signed the Paris Agreement.

Former France President, Jacques Chirac signed the New World Conference on Cancer for the New Millennium, the Paris Agreement in 2000, and established World Cancer Day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 04 February?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day, Jacques Chirac signed the Paris Agreement.

Former France President, Jacques Chirac signed the New World Conference on Cancer for the New Millennium, the Paris Agreement in 2000, and established World Cancer Day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 04 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 04 FEBRUARY

2015 | A TransAsia Airways Flight 235 with 58 people on board crashed into the Keelung River just after taking and killing 43 passengers traveling from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen.

2004 | Facebook, the main social networking site, was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

2000 | The New World Conference on Cancer for the New Millennium, the Paris Agreement was signed by the President of France, Jacques Chirac, and UNESCO Director-General, Koichiro Matsuura, to establish World Cancer Day which takes place on February 4 each year.

1999 | Four New York City police officers shot unarmed West African immigrant, Amadou Diallo 41 times in connection with the unrelated incident, sparking a running riot in the city.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2002 | Member of Swedish Royal Family, Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg, 97.

2012 | American movie director, producer, and cinematographer, Mike deGruy, 61.

2016 | American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, 86.

2007 | American singer and movie actress, 73.

2012 | British soldier, Florence Green, 111.

BIRTHDAYS

1987 | Irish football player, Darren O’Dea.

1986 | Bangladeshi cricketer, Mahmudullah Riyad.

1970 | British-American film actress, Gabrielle Anwar.

1966 | Russian cyclist, Viatcheslav Ekimov.

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SPORTS

2017 | Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell was relieved on this day when Sunderland beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Selhurst Park Stadium in a crucial Premier League relegation bout.

ENTERTAINMENT

1994 | On this day, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” was released in the USA, directed by Tom Shadyac.

AFRICA FACT

Thermal springs found in Cameroon throughout the country, produce 21% of the country’s energy source.