February 04

This Day in History

1945

Big Three meet at Yalta

On February 4, 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta, a Ukrainian resort town on the Black Sea. During … (more...)

1859

Codex Sinaiticus Discovered

On this day in 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus was discovered in Egypt, in the Monastery of Saint Catherine, by the Leipzig archaeologist Constantin von Tischendorf. The Codex Sinaiticus is an ancient … (more...)

960

Song Dynasty Begins

On this day in 960, Zhao Kuangyin is coronated as Emperor Taizu of Song, beginning the Song Dynasty period of China. The dynasty would last more than three centuries and forge innumerable achievements … (more...)