February 4th brought us our first president, the death of two great musicians, and the social network that changed our lives.

1789 - GEORGE WASHINGTON was unanimously elected the FIRST PRESIDENT.

1945 - President FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, British Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL and  Russian dictator JOSEPH STALIN met at a wartime conference in Yalta.

1974 - PATTY HEARST was kidnapped from her Berkeley apartment by three members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

1977 - "American Bandstand" celebrated its 25th anniversary with an "all-star band" made up of CHUCK BERRY and REAL stars like SEALS & CROFTS, CHUCK MANGIONE and THREE-QUARTERS OF BOOKER T. & THE MG'S!

1983 - KAREN CARPENTER died at age 32.  She had anorexia.

1987 - Pianist LIBERACE died at age 67.  He had AIDS.

1993 - The Boston Celtics retired LARRY BIRD'S number 33.

1996 - MILLI VANILLI superstar ROB PILATUS was hospitalized after being hit over the head with a baseball bat in Hollywood, by a guy whose car he was trying to steal.

1997 - A civil jury in Santa Monica, California, found O.J. SIMPSON liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman . . . and awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages to Goldman's parents.

--Six days later, the jury added $25 million in punitive damages to go to Nicole Brown Simpson's estate and to FRED "SEARCH FOR JUSTICE" GOLDMAN.

2003 - COURTNEY LOVE was arrested for disrupting a transatlantic flight by cussing out a flight attendant.  Courtney was released without being charged.

2004 - A website called THEFACEBOOK was launched by a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg.

The movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK was based on this (It has received 8- 2011 Academy Award Nominations).

2010 - Monster.com acquired HotJobs from YAHOO! for 225 million dollars.  And yet . . . it's STILL impossible for anyone to get a job.

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