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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 - Mario Lemieux
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1997: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores his 600th National Hockey League goal during his 719th game, reaching the milestone the second fastest in history. Wayne Gretzky had reached the plateau during his 718th game in November 1988.

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