On this day: February 4

Published: Feb 03 2013 04:03:54 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 04 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

George Washington is elected America's first president, the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst, Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumours," and Facebook is launched, all on this day.

OTD February 4 - Reg Presley
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2013: English singer-songwriter Reg Presley, best known as the lead singer with the 1960s rock band The Troggs, dies at age 71 in Andover, Hampshire, England, from lung cancer and a series of strokes. The Troggs are best known for the hit songs "Wild Thing," With a Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around," the latter two written by Presley.

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