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This Day in History: February 4

February 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  2. 1825 - The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.
  3. 1859 - The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
  4. 1936 - Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically
  5. 1967 - Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Fernand Léger (French painter), Friedrich Hund (German physicist), Charles Lindbergh (American pilot and activist), Clyde Tombaugh (American astronomer, discovered Pluto), Rosa Parks (American activist)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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