Today in history 2/4/2017



Today in historyGeorge Washington is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by the Electoral College. He will be unanimously elected again in 1792 and will remain the only U.S. president in history to receive the totality of electoral votes in 1789.

Today in history, Harry Longabaugh (see picture below) is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, “the Sundance Kid” in 1889.


Today in history, The New York Police Department begins finger print identification in 1906.

Today in history, The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries in 1941.

Today in history, The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth (see picture below) in 1986.



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