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February 4th

By Geoffrey Anjou [ Thu Feb 4 2010 10:40 AM ]

211– Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Biggus Dickus and Naughtius Maximus.

1703 – In Edo (Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.

LOL u r doin it rong.

1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.

1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.

not the roller derby team. Is there one called radium girls?

1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California. Looks smashing in a beret.

1983 - Singer Karen Carpenter died at her parent’s home in Los Angeles of heart failure caused by chronic anorexia nervosa, she was 32.

For Nick

1987 – Liberace went to the big piano in the sky at the age of 67, due to complications from AIDS.

2004 - Mark Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook"