February 4 in History
1789February 4, 1789:
George Washington is elected unanimously by the Electoral College to become the first President of the United States.
1932February 4, 1932:
The first Winter Olympics to be hosted in the United States takes off in Lake Placid, New York.
1938February 4, 1938:
American playwright Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town” is performed on Broadway for the first time.
- February 4, 1938:
Disney’s animated musical fantasy film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is released in the United States.
1945February 4, 1945:
1974February 4, 1974:
Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, an American leftist group.
1998February 4, 1998:
A pie is thrown in Bill Gates’ face by a group of pranksters in Brussels, Belgium.
2003February 4, 2003:
The country Yugoslavia is formally renamed Serbia and Montenegro.
2004February 4, 2004:
Facebook makes its debut on the internet as “TheFacebook.com”.