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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.

1946 - Broadway Show - Born Yesterday (Play) February 4, 1946

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.


February 4, 2000 The Sims was released, Computer Game

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.

February 4th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Oscar De La Hoya (1973)
Gabrielle Anwar (1970)
Clint Black (1962)
Rosa Parks (1913)
Kitero (1953)
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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