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February 4th In Pop Culture History
February 4 in Pop Culture History
1703 - In Edo (Japan), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin committed seppuku (ritual suicide) for avenging their master's death.
1783 - Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its American colonies, the United States.
1789 - George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States by the Electoral College.
1801 - John Marshall was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
1825 - The Ohio Legislature authorized the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal
1826 - The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper was published
1922 - Ford Motor Company acquired the failing luxury automaker Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million.
1932 - The Winter Olympics were held in the United States at Lake Placid, NY.
1935 - Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch premiered on CBS radio.
1936 - Radium (Ra) became the first radioactive element to be synthetically made.
1938 - Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs was released by Walt Disney.
1941 - Roy Plunkett received the patent (#2,230,654) for Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers' (Teflon)
1941 - The USO (United Services Organization) was founded.
1957 - Smith-Corona began selling portable electric typewriters.
1961 - The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, was released by United Artists
1965 (Earthquake) Rat Islands, Alaska
1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army abducted 19 year-old Patty Hearst.
1978 - # 1 Hit February 4, 1978 - March 3, 1978: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
1979 (Earthquake) Riobamba, Ecuador
1983 - Singer Karen Carpenter died of anorexia.
1984 - # 1 Hit February 4, 1984 - February 24, 1984: Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
1985 - President Ronald Reagan's defense budget called for a tripling of the expenditure on the "Star Wars" research program.
1989 - # 1 Hit February 4, 1989 - February 10, 1989: Sheriff - When I'm with You
1991 - Pete Rose (aka Charlie Hustle) was banned 'for life' from the Baseball Hall of Fame due to the fact that he used to illegally gamble on games.
1992 - A coup d'état was led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
1997 - A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman's parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages.
2004 - Facebook launched as "TheFacebook.com"
2006 - # 1 Hit February 4, 2006 - March 10, 2006: Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug - Check on It
2014 - The last living WWI veteran was British citizen Florence Beatrice Green who passed away on February 4th, 2012. She was 110 years old.he last living WWI veteran was British citizen Florence Beatrice Green who passed away on February 4th, 2012. She was 110 years old.
Famous Last Words...
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Gabrielle Anwar (1970)
Clint Black (1962)
Rosa Parks (1913)
David Brenner (1945)
Natalie Imbruglia (1975)
Alice Cooper (1948)
George A Romero (1940)
Pamelyn Ferdin (1959)
Ida Lupino (1918)
Conrad Bain (1923)
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