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.
2004: The online social networking site Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg as TheFacebook.com. Membership was initially restricted to Harvard College students, although it expanded to Stanford, Columbia and Yale in March 2004 and eventually to other American and Canadian universities. The company dropped The from its name after purchasing the domain name facebook.com in 2005 for $200,000.
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