On this day: February 4

POSTED: 01:03 AM PST Feb 03, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 03, 2015 

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 - Amadou Diallo
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1999: Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city. The police officers would eventually be found not guilty in the shooting. Diallo's mother, Kadiatou Diallo, is seen here holding a 14-year-old copy of Time magazine with an image of her son on the cover while addressing the Justice For All march and rally with Rev. Al Sharpton in December 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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