On this day: February 4

Published On: Feb 03 2013 03:03:54 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2016 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 - Samuel Chase
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1805: With Vice President Aaron Burr presiding, the United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, who was impeached for allegedly letting his partisan Federalist leanings affect his court decisions. Chase would eventually be acquitted by the Senate on March 1, 1805. He is the only U.S. Supreme Court justice to have been impeached.

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