History February 4th

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    1194 - Richard I Lion Hearted pays Leopold O Fenrik VI's ransom of 100,000
    1508 - Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
    1620 - Prince Bethlen G bor signs peace with emperor Ferdinand II
    1699 - 350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow
    1783 - Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
    1787 - Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
    1789 - 1st electoral college chooses Washington and Adams as Pres and VP
    1794 - French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
    1797 - Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000
    1822 - Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
    1824 - J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
    1846 - Mormons leave Nauvoo, Mo for settlement in west
    1847 - 1st US telegraph co established in Maryland
    1849 - University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students
    1854 - Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc
    1861 - Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time, Montgomery Ala, Ga, Fla, La, Miss and SC elect Jefferson Davis pres of Confederacy
    1864 - 24th Amendment abolishes Poll tax
    1865 - Hawaiian Board of Education formed
    1865 - Robert E Lee is named commander-in-chief of Confederate Army
    1887 - Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
    1895 - 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
    1899 - Revolt against US occupation of Philippines
    1913 - Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
    1920 - 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (1« months)
    1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
    1926 - Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
    1930 - 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
    1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
    1932 - Japanese troop occupy Harbin, Manchuria
    1936 - 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
    1938 - Hitler seizes control of German army and puts #@!&% in key posts
    1941 - British tanks occupy Maus Libya
    1941 - United Service Organization (USO) founded
    1942 - Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II
    1944 - US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein
    1945 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet at Yalta
    1948 - Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
    1949 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
    1952 - 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
    1961 - Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
    1962 - Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
    1964 - Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
    1964 - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Okla City
    1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1967 - US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
    1969 - Yassar Arafats takes over as chairman of PLO
    1971 - Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon (Shepard and Mitchell)
    1971 - Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
    1972 - 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria
    1976 - 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala and Honduras
    1985 - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
    1985 - Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
    1988 - Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
    1991 - US postage raises from 25› to 29›
    1993 - Russian space agency tests a 82' wide space mirror
    1997 - OJ Simpson found libel in murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson
    1998 - Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels Belgium