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.
1995: American author Patricia Highsmith, known for her criminal fiction novels, including "Strangers on a Train" and the acclaimed series about murderer Tom Ripley, dies of aplastic anemia and cancer at the age of 74 in Locarno, Switzerland.
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