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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 - George Romero
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1940: Film director and producer George A. Romero, best known for his series of zombie apocalypse movies, including the landmark 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead," is born in New York City.

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