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On This Day: February 04th

This is 35th day of the year and 330 days remain in the year.

in history
1783
England proclaimed the formal end to the hostilities with the United States.
1787
Shays's Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, was defeated.
1789
George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States.
1861
Delegates from six southern states met at Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America.
1945
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference.
1948
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1969
The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1974
Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1976
Benjamin Britten, British composer, died.
2003
The country of Yugoslavia disappeared, to be replaced by the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro.
2004

The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared the right for citizens to have same-sex marriages.

February 04 BirthdaysCharles Lindbergh1902–1974, American Aviator.
Oscar De La Hoyaboxer
George Romerofilmmaker
Rosa Parkscivil rights activist
Tadeusz Kosciuskogeneral
Dan Quaylevice president
Clyde William Tombaughastronomer
Fernand Légerpainter
Betty Friedanfeminist



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