February 4 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2013: A BJCTA "DART" trolley, fueled by compressed natural gas, caught fire downtown.
- 2004: Paul Zahl outlined a theological opposition to homosexuality in a speech to the Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows in Birmingham.
- 2001: Church of the Highlands was founded.
- 1994: ConTinuity 1994 began at the Birmingham Inn.
- 1890: "Running Deer", an Indian in Stowe's Wild West Show, broke away from the parade to chase two boys who threw rocks at him, and was charged with "reckless driving."
- 1861: The Confederate States of America was created in the Provisional Confederate Congress, William Chilton of Alabama, namesake of Chilton County, presiding.
- 1822: Matthew Duffee and his family arrived at Charleston, South Carolina after emigrating from Ireland.
 Births and deaths
- 2010: Attorney and civic leader Alexander Lacy died.
- 2009: Former Samford University president Thomas Corts died.
- 2008: Former Birmingham A's manager Glynn West died.
- 1975: Archer Howard Hill died in Birmingham.
- 1943: Pianist and music producer Barry Beckett was born in Birmingham.
- 1757: Revolutionary War veteran William Pullen was born in Bedford County, Virginia.