On this day: February 4

Posted: 4:03 AM EST Feb 03, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Feb 04, 2015

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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