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 - Frank Calder
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1943: Frank Calder, the English-born Canadian ice hockey executive most notable for serving as the first president of the National Hockey League since 1917, dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Calder was the last president of the NHL's predecessor league, the National Hockey Association, and was instrumental in the transition from the NHA to the NHL while also presiding over the expansion of the NHL from Canada into the United States.

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