1944 – The massacre of February 4, 1944 took place. In the area of New Tirana, on February 3, the communist guerrillas suddenly assassinated the car of the regime authorities, where Kadri Cakrani’s close companion was wounded or killed. Late in the afternoon of February 3, guerrillas of the communist circle make a surprise armed blow to the car of Minister Xhafer Deva, injuring and dying in hospital his nephew, the teenager Fahri Ibrahimi. The SNP tract for that massacre traced the number of 86 killed, but names identify only 24 killed. According to the research of the researcher Gilmana Bushati, the minutes of the prosecution (February 5 and 6) with the killed on February 3-4, the victims are 14. In the minutes of February 6 there are nine identified, two unidentified, two with Italian identities, and one (Ali Ferra) killed is not listed in “Immortality”. As a result, four were killed on the afternoon of February 3, seven killed on the night of February 4 (along with two Italians). The private secretary of Minister Xhafer Deva, Isuf Deva (shot) in his testimony in January ’47 in the investigation of the communist regime claimed that “Xh. “Deva claimed that no more than 7-8 people had been killed and did not accept 80 killed.” Evidence that approximates the data from the minutes, in which they appear
1945 – During World War II, the Yalta Conference between the three greats, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, is held. This conference was held at the Livadia Palace in Crimea. The Yalta Conference was held with the aim of dividing post-WWII Europe’s borders between Anglo-Americans and Russians. One of the decisions made at this conference was to leave it within the eastern bloc of Albania.
1969 – Yasser Arafat, elected Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. It is an organization established in 1964 with the aim of, through most of its armed struggle, to target Israeli civilians. She is known as the “legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” from over 100 countries with which she has diplomatic relations, and has enjoyed observer status at the United Nations since 1974.
1975 – Born in Sydney, Natalie Imbruglia. Imbruglia, is an Australian-British songwriter, model, and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbors. Three years after leaving the program, she embarked on a career in the music field with her top-charting cover of Ednaswap’s song “Torn”. Her follow-up album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold 7 million copies worldwide.
1992 – A coup is waged by Hugo Chavez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Pérez. The 1992 Venezuelan coup attempt was some attempt to seize control of Caracas’s government from the Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement led by Hugo Chavez. During the coup, nearly 300 people were killed and over 200 were injured. Chavez would take power a few years later.
2004 – Facebook, one of the largest social networking sites, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Other co-founders of Facebook were Harvard College students and fellow students such as Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Today, Facebook is ranked No. 2 in the world behind Instagram, with about 3 billion users, in over 100 countries around the world.
2019 – Died at age 55, in Lappeenranta, Matti Nykanen. Nykanen was a Finnish skier who raced from 1981 to 1991. He is considered the best skier of all time. Nykanen won five Winter Olympic medals (four gold), nine World Championship medals (five gold), and 22 Finnish Championship medals (14 gold). Matti has been decorated as Finland’s most famous sport.