On This Day In History, 4 February


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World Events Today

  • The Electoral College, unanimously elected George Washington as the first President of the United States today in 1789
  • The Yalta conference, attended by the American President Franklin D Roosevelt, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, started today in 1945
  • The Nasdaq Stock Exchange was founded today in 1971

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American epic biographical war movie Patton, was released in New York City today in 1970, it won 7 Academy Awards
  • The shaggy, scruffy, overweight, red-bearded comic strip character, Hägar the Horrible, first appeared today in 1973
  • Facebook was launched today in 2004

Family Events Today

  • The American singer Karen Carpenter, part of the Carpenters duo, whose hits included Top of the World and Yesterday Once More, died today in 1983 aged 32
  • The American Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, was born today in 1902 in Detroit
  • Florence Green of the Royal Air Force, the last known surviving veteran of World War 1, died today in 2012 aged 110

Main Event Today

  • The luxury British car maker Rolls-Royce, declared itself bankrupt today in 1971

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Homemade Soup Day

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