Back in the Day-George Washington and TheFacebook [VIDEO]
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).
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2010 – Monster.com acquired HotJobs from YAHOO! for 225 million dollars. And yet . . . it’s STILL impossible for anyone to get a job.