On this day: February 4

POSTED: 01:03 AM PST Feb 03, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 03, 2016 

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 - Rosa Parks
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National Archives and Records Administration

1913: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, best known for her refusal on Dec. 1, 1955, to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Parks' act of defiance and the ensuing Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She's seen here in 1955 with Martin Luther King Jr. in the background.


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