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On this day: February 4

Published: Feb 03 2013 04:03:54 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 04 2014 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.

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1789: George Washington is unanimously elected as the first United States president by the U.S. Electoral College. He remains the only president to have received 100 percent of the electoral votes, which he also did in his re-election in 1792.

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