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On this day: February 4

POSTED: 01:03 AM PST Feb 03, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 03, 2014 

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 - Hugo Chavez
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1992: Hugo Chávez leads the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 in an unsuccessful coup d'état against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez. Chavez was imprisoned for the coup attempt. When he was released after two years, he founded a social democratic political party, the Fifth Republic Movement, and was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, a position he held until his death on March 5, 2013.

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