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.

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1974: The leftist group Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps newspaper heiress Patty Hearst from an apartment in Berkeley, California. While initially their captive, Hearst later announced she was joining the group of her own free will and took part in a bank robbery with them. After a year on the FBI Most Wanted List, she was arrested on Sept. 18, 1975, and would end up spending 22 months in prison before her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.


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