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On this day: February 4

Published On: Feb 03 2013 03:03:54 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Pete Rose
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1991: The Baseball Hall of Fame votes formally to exclude individuals on Major League Baseball's permanently ineligible list from being inducted into the hall, effectively banning MLB career hits leader Pete Rose, the only living former major-leaguer on the list, from election to the Hall of Fame. Rose had agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball in 1989 amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team.

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